Real Madrid: Benzema 'antivirus' ignites Spanish press after double against Bilbao

Karim Benzema’s double, including a sumptuous first goal, ignites the Spanish press this Thursday, the day after Real Madrid’s victory against Athletic Bilbao (1-2 ).

Real Madrid made the hole at the top of La Liga by winning on the field of Athletic Bilbao (1-2) , Wednesday in the advanced match of the 21 th day. And Karim Benzema was once again the main player in this capital success. The French hit hard from the start by scoring a double in three minutes, in the 4th, then in the 7th. His first achievement is even a little gem. Off center on the left side, the international wound up a magnificent shot in the small net opposite the Basque goal. He still found the loophole a few moments later by beating the opposing goalkeeper with a cross shot.

A double that allowed him to exceed the bar of 400 career goals (401). This earned him new praise from the Spanish press this Thursday morning. Marca even calls it “antivirus” in one of her edition of the day. A reference to the many cases of positive players for the coronavirus in the Madrid ranks . “Benzema makes Real Madrid even more leader, who won at San Mamès despite eleven packages,” said the Madrid newspaper.

As, another newspaper in the Spanish capital, qualifies the championship as ” Liga de Benzema “. “Two goals from the Frenchman, the first spectacular, at the start of the match made Madrid escape the top of the championship, notes the daily. San Mames greeted the striker’s performance with a standing ovation.”

Benzema, 4th in the last Ballon d’Or, scored 20 goals in 23 matches in all competitions this season. He is the current top scorer in the Spanish league with 15 achievements, ahead of Juanmi (10, Betis) and his teammate, Vinicius (). Real are eight points ahead of their runners-up, Sevilla FC, with one more match on the clock.