Real Madrid continued its good results under the leadership of its new-old coach, Italian Carlo Ancelotti, achieving its fourth consecutive victory, and it came with a sweeping result over its guest Real Mallorca 6-1 yesterday, Wednesday, in the sixth stage of the Spanish League, which allowed him to regain the lead from his neighbor, Atletico Madrid, the defending champion.
Atlético temporarily topped the standings on Tuesday by defeating its guest, Getafe, 2-1, but its royal neighbor regained it by two points from the defending champion, after achieving its fifth consecutive victory at the local and continental levels thanks to Marco Asensio’s hat-trick and the brilliance of French Karim Benzema with two goals and two assists.
The three points were largely decided before half an hour had passed, as Real struck early by opening the scoring after less than three minutes through Benzema, who took advantage of a fatal mistake by defender Youssip Gaya to snatch the ball and advance it before shooting it to the right of the goalkeeper, scoring his seventh goal in league this season.
Asensio boosted the progress of the Royal Club with a second goal after the ball fell in front of him after an incursion into the left side of the Brazilian Vinicius Junior, who bounced his cross from the defender and then the goalkeeper before finding its way to his Spanish colleague, who deposited it in the net (s 24).
After Mallorca responded quickly with a beautiful goal by South Korean Lee Kang-in, after a wonderful individual effort, he ended it with a shot from the outskirts of the region to the net of Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois (s 25), he hit Asensio again and scored his second personal goal, restoring the difference to two goals after a pass from Benzema (29 s). .
Benzema enters the club of 200 goals
At the beginning of the second half, Benzema thought that he dealt the final blow to the visitors with his second personal goal in the meeting and the eighth in “La Liga” this season, taking advantage of a great effort by Brazilian Rodrigo on the right side, but the referee canceled it after the intervention of “VAR” due to a mistake The Frenchman before he hits the ball into the net (49th).
However, the Royal Club did not wait long to add the fourth goal, this time through Asensio, who completed his hat-trick in the 55th minute with a shot from outside the area after a second pass in the meeting for Benzima and seventh this season in “La Liga”.
He completed his scoring fest with a fifth and second goal for Ben Zima in the meeting and the eighth this season with a shot that turned from two defenders and deceived the goalkeeper after he received the ball from Austrian David Alaba (78 s), before adding the sixth substitute Isco with a pass from Vinicius (84 s).
Benzema raised his score to 200 goals in the Spanish League, which he settled in 2009, thus becoming the tenth player to enter this exclusive club, which is led by former Barcelona and Real stars, Argentine Lionel Messi (474) and Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (311).
Seville beat Valencia in 22 minutes
Seville got rid of the tie knot in its last three matches, and settled its strong confrontation with its guest, Valencia, in the first 22 minutes, ending the match 3-1.
And the Andalusian club entered the meeting against the “bats” against the backdrop of three consecutive draws, one of which was at home in the Champions League against Red Bull Salzburg (1-1), but coach Julen Lopetegui’s team managed on Wednesday to return to the path of victories and achieve its third victory in the league.
Seville settled the three points by scoring the three goals in the first 22 minutes of the meeting, in a scenario that has not happened to him since November 2003, when he scored three goals in the first 14 minutes of his match against Real Madrid 4-1, according to “Opta” for statistics.
More importantly, the Andalusian club, which has a postponed match from the fourth stage at home against Barcelona, has succeeded, thanks to its fifth successive victory over Valencia (one of them in the Cup), in displacing the “bats” in particular from third place with 11 points, after inflicting them the second defeat in a row. They received it at the weekend against Real Madrid 1-2 at home.
Lopetegui’s team advanced from the third minute through Argentine Papu Rodrigues, before Valencia defender Antonio Latorre Groiso gifted him the second goal by mistake (15) and then Rafa Mir the third (22).
Valencia reduced the damage before the two teams entered the two-half break thanks to a goal by Hugo Douro (s 31), but then was unable to reach the net, to eventually receive his second defeat of the season.
Villarreal gets rid of the draws curse
And if Seville drew in its three matches that preceded Wednesday’s meeting, Villarreal tied in all its matches for this season, including in the Champions League at home against Atalanta, Italy (2-2), but the “Yellow Submarine” team got rid of this curse by defeating its guest Elche. With four goals, Leremy Pino (5th S), Manu Trigueros (39th S), Nigerian Arnaut Groeneveld (60th S) and Roberto Moreno (4th+90th S), against a goal by Colombian Johan Mujica (19th S).
Villarreal’s first win this season came at the right time, as he is invited to face Real Madrid on Saturday in the league at the “Santiago Bernabeu”, before he travels to England to face Manchester United on Wednesday in the Champions League.
After failing to win 15 consecutive games in “La Liga”, an extension of the season before last (last season was relegated to the second division), Espanyol renewed the date with victories among the seniors and achieved their first victory in the top flight since beating Alaves 2-0 on 13 June 2020, and came at the expense of the latter, especially at home, with a goal scored by Raul de Thomas (54 s penalty kick), inflicting his guest’s fifth defeat this season in five matches.
Today, Thursday, Granada will meet with Real Sociedad, Osasuna with Real Betis and Cadiz with Barcelona.
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