With the victory, Real overtakes Barcelona and assumes the vice-leadership of the Spanish. The meringues have 63 points, one more than Barça, who face Real Valladolid next Monday. Atletico Madrid is the leader with 66 points and faces Sevilla tomorrow. Eibar is the runner-up with 23 points.
In the first half, Real had two goals canceled, one from Benzema and the other from Asensio, before finally opening the scoring for real. In the 40th minute, Casemiro gave a pass to Asensio, who hit the post from goalkeeper Dmitrovic.
The second stage was hampered by the rain and wind that hit the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium. And Real almost suffered a draw in an unusual move. Courtois was wrong to try to control a low ball and gave a cart to take the ball almost over the line.
After the scare, Real extended the advantage in the 27th minute of the second half. Vinicius Junior received in speed from the left, cut the mark and crossed for Benzema to head firmly.
Real Madrid now turn their attention to the Champions League. The meringues host Liverpool next Tuesday in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. Next Saturday, the Madrid team will play a classic against Barcelona, for the Spanish team. On the same day, Eibar hosts the Levante.
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