A first-half double from Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid cruise to a 3-0 victory away to Cadiz on Wednesday that moved them top of LaLiga.
The Frenchman’s brace came either side of a maiden senior league goal for defender Alvaro Odriozola, as Real moved onto 70 points, level with city rivals Atletico Madrid, who have a game in hand, but top due to their better head-to-head record.
The home side, who were looking to complete an unlikely league double over Madrid, started brightly, with Jens Jonsson firing narrowly wide, however that was as good as it got as Real’s class told.
Benzema netted his first from the penalty spot on the half hour following a VAR intervention, which spotted an Isaac Carcelen foul on Vinicius that referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz had missed.
The striker’s goal took him level with club great Raul Gonzalez as having scored against 35 different opponents in LaLiga
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