Real Madrid were in goalscoring form last night as the defeated Leganes 5-0 at the Bernabeu to retain pressure on pack-leaders Barcelona, who sit at the top of La Liga by a single point after 10 games.
Goals from Sergio Ramos, Toni Kroos, Karim Benzema, Rodrygo and Luka Jovic sealed a comfortable victory for Zinedine Zidane’s men on home turf, with the latter of those aforementioned names finally opening his account following his £54m move to the Spanish capital during the summer.
Eden Hazard scooped the coveted Man of the Match award for a classy display which saw him bag an assist, though it was another player who probably deserved it for his contribution last night.
Striker Karim Benzema scored his seventh league goal of the campaign under the lights of the Bernabeu, helping his side return to winning ways in the domestic league following a disappointing 1-0 loss to Mallorca last time out.
The 31-year-old achieved an overall match rating of 9.06/10 by WhoScored, having scored once, taken 5 shots on goal, executed 3 successful key passes and acquired a pass completion rate of 92.6%.
The Frenchman also chipped in with his defensive duties by making 1 interception and 1 clearance last night, while he also produced 2 successful crosses (via WhoScored).
Hazard’s performance was also impressive, with the Belgian registering an overall rating of 8.71, though it was perhaps harsh that Benzema did not get all the plaudits for a magnificent display for Los Blancos.
Madrid will be looking to continue with their fine form when they host Real Betis this weekend; if Benzema finds himself in similar form to his performance last night, it could be a long evening for Los Verdiblancos in Madrid.
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