In football news today, we reported how Real Madrid had reclaimed first place in the La Liga table yesterday. On Wednesday night, Real Madrid beat Real Mallorca by a smashing 6-1 tally, with Marco Asensio even scoring a hat-trick. But while Asensio scored thrice, Karim Benzema scored twice, securing a brace and a second La Liga century of goals. Furthermore, with 16 points, Real are enjoying the best start to a season since 2013-14, which was also under current manager Carlo Ancelotti’s reign, his first one. So, all in all, it has been an incredibly special night for Real Madrid.
An Incredibly Special Night for Real Madrid
Ancelotti: A Very Special Night
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has reflected on his team’s performance during the Mallorca clash at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
“We started well, we controlled well, played well, alternated low and high intensity play. We were more aggressive up front, the Italian told Movistar, as per ESPN Deportes.
And he said: “We talked about it with the players and they understood it well.”
“A very special night,” Ancelotti then said. “I am very happy because all the players who don’t play a lot – like Asensio, Isco and Jovic have done well today.
“Real Madrid’s future is in safe hands with Valverde, Camavinga and Blanco, as well as the present is – with Modric, Kroos and Casemiro, they are very strong.”
Karim Benzema Finishes 200 Goals in La Liga
As Real Madrid took on Mallorca in La Liga 6th round at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium, Karim Benzema made history.
Benzema added his name to the scoresheet twice and achieved an important milestone – two hundred goals in La Liga.
The France international is now ranked among ten league’s highest scorers. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi goes top of the list with 473 goals for Barcelona.
On top of that, Benzema has scored 8 goals and provided 7 more in just 6 appearances this season.