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"The goal belongs to Karim. We have to congratulate him, it's a top-class backheel", Casemiro said. He has the quality of a No. 10, not a No. 9.More news: Google rolls out verified calls feature, here’s what it does
Benzema's backheel came on an afternoon of sensational assists after Villarreal's Santi Cazorla earlier set up Gerard Moreno with an incredible, cushioned touch in their 2-0 win over Valencia.
Benzema downplayed the wonder-assist, inferring that play was second nature to him.
"It was a good play, but the most important thing is the goal afterwards", he said afterwards. We know that Benzema is capable of coming up with something like that and that's what he did. "He took it well".
Part of that success has been an impressive defensive record, with just 21 goals conceded in La Liga this season, the fewest of any team.More news: Samsung to launch 2 foldable smartphones in H2 2020
Real are in the driving seat to win a tense La Liga title battle against Barcelona this campaign. "There are not many games left and every game now is a final". In my head I have always been in football, I spent nearly 18 years as a player and I said I would never be a coach.
The newly introduced drinks break seemed to benefit Zidane's charges, who went close to breaking the deadlock through Karim Benzema's curling effort that sailed just over the crossbar. "It's the most recent one". It's a ball from Marcelo to Sergio Ramos, who gets up well with his head, the control by Karim and the back heel. It's a attractive team goal.
Zidane is in his second spell at the Santiago Bernabeu and says the job "wears you out" as he prepares for Sunday's game at Espanyol.
Casemiro was Real's most unsafe player and almost opened the scoring early on with a wild shot from his own half which forced Espanyol goalkeeper Diego Lopez to scramble back towards his line and push the ball away.More news: With over 17K fresh cases, India 10K short of 5L mark
"This will be decided at the end of the season", he said.