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Benzema fires hat-trick as Real Madrid smashed Celta Vigo

Benzema fires hat-trick as Real Madrid smashed Celta Vigo

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Benzema fires hat-trick as Real Madrid smashed Celta Vigo

Since the pandemic started back in March 2020, Real Madrid hosted Celta Vigo with supporters on the stands for the first time at the renovated Santiago Bernabeu stadium. The match was engaging from the initial minutes of the game with Santi Mina scoring the opening goal only in the fourth minute of the football match. 20 minutes later Karim Benzema restored the parity as Real Madrid smashed Celta Vigo.

Once again the guests took the lead to 2-1 in the 31st minute with Franco Cervi firing the rebound low into the middle of the goal. However, in the first few minutes of the second half, Benzema scored an equalizer making it 2-2. Vinicius Junior also added his name on the scoreboard making it 3-2 to the hosts.

With 30 minutes remaining on the clock, the Real Madrid newcomer Eduardo Camavinga entered the pitch to replace. And just 7 minutes being in the game Eden Hazard scored his Real Madrid debut. Karim Benzema scored his third goal of the night converting the penalty. Watch football highlights of the La Liga match in which Real Madrid smashed Celta.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men triumphed over Celta with 10 points after 4 games placing first in the La Liga standings. The Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has commented on the team’s performance against Celta.  “In the first third of hour we played well but after conceding the second goal lost a bit of confidence. Our supporters helped us a lot when we were suffering. As well as the break between two halves – we managed to modify the defense, and we were great offensively,” said Ancelotti, AS reports.

“We still have to improve and balance defense and attack so that matches don’t get complicated, but the team showed great attacking quality with [Karim] Benzema, [Luka] Modric, Vinicius and [Eden] Hazard. Vinicius is doing really well at the start of the season. He has confidence and calm. Eden [Hazard] didn’t score but he was great especially interacting with Benzema. It was a great match and it should be like this coming back to the Santiago Bernabeu, everyone came out happy,” – he stated.

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