Real Madrid’s French star Karim Benzema is in the best form of his career this season. The experienced striker is regularly leading the team to victory by scoring valuable goals in all important matches. But this time he missed the pair of penalties.
However, the team did not have a problem to win. Real Madrid got an easy 3-1 win over Osasuna thanks to goals from David Alva, Marco Asensio and Lucas Vasquez. Thanks to which they have reached the threshold of the title. Another win in five matches will ensure their La Liga championship.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side went on to play as champions on Wednesday night at Osasuna. They made 23 shots for the goal in the whole match. Of which 11 were along the target. This means that Osasuna’s defense has been busy throughout the match.
Real did not have to wait long for the first goal. Alaba could not catch the ball in the first shot from Benzema’s pass in the 12th minute of the match. However, he got the ball back and scored a goal between the two legs of the goalkeeper.
However, Real did not stay in the lead for a minute. The host Osasuna made the scoreline 1-1 with the goal of Ante Budimir in the next minute of Alabar’s goal. However, Real took the lead again just before the break of the first half. This time Asensio scored the goal.
Benzema missed a pair of penalties just seven minutes after returning in the second half. He could not beat the goalkeeper with a penalty from handball in the first 52 minutes. Benzema later missed a penalty for a foul on Rodrigo.
However, Real did not have a problem even after missing a pair of penalties. Just before the end of the reverse match, Lucas Vasquez extended the lead in the 6th minute of extra time with a pass from Vinicius Jr. to give the team a 3-1 victory.
After this victory, Real has reached the touching distance of the title with 6 points in 33 matches. As a result, no team other than Barcelona was in the running for the title. However, Real will win one of their last five matches to win the La Liga title.