Karim Benzema scored his first Madrid derby goal at the Santiago Bernabeu to clinch three points for Real Madrid.
Benzema’s second half strike and 13th goal of the season was all Real Madrid needed to overcome their neighbors, Atleti Madrid to provisionally go six points clear at the top of Laliga.
Zinedine Zidane’s half time substitutions involving the withdrawal of Isco and Toni Kroos for Vinicius Jnr and Lucas Vazquez proved to be a master stroke.
Brazilian young talent, Vinicius, engineered a sumptuous pass to Ferland Mendy at the left wing who tailored a weighted cross to a waiting Karim Benzema for the game’s only goal.
Another bad day in the office for Diego Simeone’s men as they have now failed to record a win in their last five games in all competitions.
While Real celebrate their fifth consecutive victory.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) February 1, 2020