He Real Madrid abandonment Cornellà-El Prat more leader of LaLiga after a very discreet game thanks to a genius of Karim Benzema, the most outstanding white player of the course both before and after the halt due to the coronavirus pandemic. The French striker, who already left a museum goal against Valencia, took a heel assist from the top hat to Casemiro it can be worth its weight in gold in the race for The league and that evoked the one that he himself received from Guti in Riazor 10 years ago.
In the absence of six days for the conclusion of the championship and with two points of advantage (plus the goal-average) over Barcelona, a Real Madrid thick in the game but firm in the results clings to the great moment in the form of Benzema to assault a title that has resisted him since 2017.
The ancestry of the white '9' in the team Zinedine Zidane contrasts with the physical and playing pothole that is going through Eden Hazard. Although during the preseason express he slipped from Valdebebas that the Belgian was in great shape after recovering from his serious ankle injury, the truth is that the cotton of the competition does not deceive. The former of Chelsea He has started four games (he only rested in the Reale Arena as a precaution) but he has not been able to complete the 90 minutes in any of them, exceeding the playing time only against Valencia. In front of Espanyol, he was again off and not very participative. He only finished once between the three sticks and completed two dribbles of the four he tried.
Since the competition resumed, Benzema has been a starter in all the days and has only been out of the field of play for 19 minutes after being substituted before the Real society (78 ’) and the Majorca (83 ’). It is, along with Varane, Ramos and Carvajal, the only field player who has been in the game in the five games played. Only his compatriot Varane He exceeds him in the number of minutes played: the center-back has played everything (450 ’) and the striker now has 431 minutes.
Numbers don't deceive
The figures of both strikers show who is the undisputed leader of the white attack. Benzema He has scored three goals in five games and has delivered an assist while Hazard He has not yet seen the door and has made two goal passes. The feelings that the Belgian transmits are antagonistic to the exuberance and imbalance that he is exhibiting Vinicius, whose actions are leaving a Hazard whom Madrid continues to miss. The Brazilian unclogged Madrid against Mallorca with a great goal and caused the penalty that opened the scoring in the victory against Real Sociedad.