Karim Benzema scored twice against Valencia on June 18, 2020. - Manu Fernandez / AP / SIPA

Nice evening for Real Madrid. The players of Zidane responded to Barça by winning 3-0 against Valencia on Thursday, thanks to a double from Karim Benzema and a goal from the ghost Marco Asensio, absent for almost a year.

The man of the evening was undoubtedly the French striker, who put Real on the road to success with a first goal at the hour of play before closing the mark thanks to a second masterful: control lobed right foot to eliminate his opponent, chained from a recovery of the overpowered left in the window. Boom.

🔥🔥 And 2 for Karim Benzema!
💥 On fire, KB9 inherits a rebate from Asensio diverted to snap a bombazo as we like!
🚀 The Frenchman manages to make a beautiful sequence and swings a huge mine from the left! Https: //t.co/0xWKzO5T5f

- beIN SPORTS (@beinsports_FR) June 18, 2020

By the way, the former Lyonnais scored his 242nd and 243rd goals there under the Madrid colors, which allowed him to beat the legendary Ferenc Puskas to become the fifth best scorer in the history of the club (behind Ronaldo, Raul, Di Stefano and Santillana).

Asensio, 330 days later 

A performance hailed of course by Zizou after the meeting. “His performance was magnificent, like the whole team. His goal was extraordinary. We know he is comfortable with his left foot, but hey, lifting the ball in this way and hitting like that is really a complicated gesture, said the Madrid coach. It's beautiful to see from the outside, I'm happy for him. Often, we see Karim as the N.9 of Madrid, he must score goals ... But he does not only do that. So when he scores, I'm happy because he closes his mouths a bit. "

The other great story of the match therefore has the second goal, scored by Marco Asensio. Stayed away from the field 330 days, more than eight months of competition, due to a rupture of the cruciate ligaments, the attacker took only 33 seconds to score his return a goal, taking back a center from Ferland Mendy (74th) .


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