Athletic 1 – Real Madrid 2
Ancelotti, who valued that there are three points “that weigh a lot on the table”, gave the opportunity to Peter Federico, one of the jewels of Raúl’s Castilla. Benzema scored the 400th goal of his career: “We suffer, which is what great teams do.”
- Chronicle Benzema’s crooked lines make a great Athletic capitulate
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“I like the show. I like soccer“. It was that simple, that was how direct it was. Karim Benzema after scoring two goals in six minutes at Athletic club and to leave the field cheered by the stands of San Mamés, faithful to her team and respectful of the rivals who make the ball great.
Benzema is one of them. From the inside of his right foot came the two lashes that made the most leader of the Santander League to the Real Madrid. The first, a diamond with effect that slipped caressing the left side of the goal of Agirrezabala. The second, an exquisite definition to the right of the rojiblanco goalkeeper.
“Winning in a stadium like this makes me very happy. It was a great game. Succeeding here is good, “summed up the French forward, who scored the goal 400 of his sports career, number 299 in 582 games with the Real Madrid jersey. “Karim … what a forward, what a captain, great player, great man with a very strong personality, very humble… Top “, summed up the technician.
A doublet that places the set of Carlo Ancelotti in an extremely advantageous position in the rankings, almost definitive if it weren’t for the fact that we are still at the end of December. The whites take him out, with one more game, eight points to Sevilla, thirteen to Betis, 16 to Rayo Vallecano, 17 to Atlético Yet the Real society Y 18 to Barcelona and to Valencia. “Are three points that weigh heavily on the table, but you have to continue, “added the Italian.
Two losses in the season
A colossal and well-deserved distance for a team that he has only lost two games this season: Sheriff in Champions Y Espanyol in League. Since that mini crisis late September and early October, Madrid is another: accumulates 13 victories and two draws in 15 games and has conceded a goal, that of Sancet, after 538 minutes with an unbeaten goal. Record as a madridista for Courtois.
“We suffer, which is what great teams do“, ruled Benzema. And Madrid suffered to add the victory, with eleven players absent due to Covid, injury or penalty and with a bench of beardless young men: the goalkeepers Fuidias and Diego Piñeiro; the defenders Rafa Marín, Miguel Gutierrez and Vallejo, the midfielder Antonio Blanco and the forwards Peter Federico, Jovic and Mariano.
Peter, Youth League champion
Ancelotti, faithful to his patience when making changes, only gave the alternative to his substitutes in the 84th minute, when he entered Mariano by Vinicius. A minute later it would be Peter by Hazard and in the next pause, Jovic by Benzema. Nobody else. “I want to emphasize that we have won with players who had played little, this is important. It is the strength of a team that wants to compete in all competitions“praised Ancelotti.
The entrance of Peter, Youth League champion in 2020 with the youth, it is the debut of one of the great jewels of Castilla of Raúl. From Dominican parents, the far left born in 2002 He was the protagonist of the most outstanding actions of the final stretch of the duel. Two starts that Agirrezabala ruined, one after a shot by Peter and another after a pass from him to Jovic.
Reference from elmundo