World News – UA – Real Madrid rise to top as Benzema and Hazard do Huesca light work


Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid returned to the top of the La Liga table with a 4-1 win over Huesca

Eden Hazard and Benzema each scored just before the break, and Federico Valverde went 3-0 ahead of David Ferreiro’s response just over 15 minutes to go Benzema added his second delay as Zinedine Zidane’s men moved from third to two points clear at the top ahead of Real Sociedad, who will face Celta Vigo on Sunday

After coming off the bench in Tuesday’s 2-2 Champions League draw at Borussia Mönchengladbach, Hazard notched his first start of the season of four changes Zidane made

Promoted Huesca got off to a good start, with Wolves forward on loan Rafa Mir putting in a quick shot and then declining an offside effort Goalkeeper Andrés Fernandez did well to avoid a Sergio Ramos header at the other end, before Huesca pushed forward again as Javier Ontiveros made a Thibault Courtois save and Sergio Gómez sent an attempt out of the frame

Hazard then sent the hosts back in front with an astonishing strike from around 30 meters in the 40th minute – only his second goal for the club, and the first in over a year Just five minutes later, Benzema doubled his advantage, crushing Lucas Vázquez’s cross and sending the ball home

Victory seemed almost assured when Valverde recovered the ball from Benzema and slammed Fernandez in the 54th minute, adding to his goal in last weekend’s 3-1 win over El Clásico in Barcelona

Ferreiro reduced the deficit by finishing point blank in the 74th minute, before Benzema came home in fourth place at Real in the 90th His brace came one day from Zidane, pointing out that there was no had « no problem » between the French striker and his teammate Vinicius Junior – who took over from Hazard within the hour – after video footage showing Benzema telling Ferland Mendy not to move to Brazil was released international at half-time for Tuesday’s match

Real Madrid CF, Karim Benzema, Vinícius Júnior, La Liga, Zinedine Zidane, SD Huesca, Eden Hazard, UEFA Champions League

World news – UA – The Real Madrid lead as Benzema and Hazard do light work Huesca


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