Real Madrid maintained their perfect record and maintained their lead in La Liga with a 3-0 victory over rock-bottom Elche.
Carlo Ancelotti’s team has won nine of their ten domestic games this season, putting them six points ahead of archrivals Barcelona in the Spanish top division. They have a lot of offensive talents on fire, with Brazilian attacker Rodrygo adding two more assists to his remarkable record at Estadio Martinez Valero.
What unique celebration did Benzema do after scoring?
After winning the first Golden Ball of his outstanding career, Benzema was always going to be the main attraction. It appeared to be a disappointing evening for the Frenchman after two attempts were ruled out by VAR.
But he was not to be denied and scored in the 75th minute, prompting the 34-year-old to do a VAR-themed celebration in which he humorously mimicked officials sketching out a square with their fingers.
Fans Reaction to Benzema’s unique celebration
One fan said, “Put that celebration on the EA game for next year”.
Another said, “He’s so good that var couldn’t believe he is human twice”.
A third said, “Greatest striker of all time”.
Fede Valverde and Marco Asensio were both on target for the Blancos against a struggling opponent, while Karim Benzema scored his first goal since being named Ballon d’Or winner for 2022.
Rodrygo is the first player born in 2001 or later to provide two assists for Real Madrid in the same La Liga game, and no player has made more assists in the tournament in 2022-23 than him (4, level with Mikel Merino).
On Saturday, the Blancos will return home to face Sevilla at the Santiago Bernabeu. Real Madrid leads the table with 28 points, six more than second-placed Barcelona, who has a game in hand and hosts Villarreal on Thursday.
Valverde currently has six goals in 15 appearances for Real Madrid this season, the same number he had in his first 148 for the club. It was his third goal from distance this season, and no player in Europe’s top five leagues has scored more goals from beyond the box than the Uruguayan.