Benzama’s Brace Salvage It For Madrid At The Bernabeu

Elena Summers
April 9, 2019

However, he did get on the scoresheet a few minutes later, when Marco Asensio's good work on the right wing allowed the Spain worldwide to cross and Benzema finished with a downward header at the far post.

Since his return as Madrid boss last month, Zinedine Zidane has changed up the number one spot a fair few times.

"I am very proud to play here at the Bernabéu", he said.

With Zidane wanting to put the club's disappointing season under Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari behind them, the Los Blancos head coach recently made it clear that he would have a first-choice 'keeper in place for the following campaign.

"At halftime Zidane told us to show character and be more confident".

"Hazard is a player who I have always rated, who has played in France, and I saw a lot of".

7 - Zidane pre-game claimed his players' "pride" should ensure a good performance but some of his biggest players appeared nearly embarrassed by the lack of anything to play for. We ran more, were together, and the second half was completely different to the first half. He has scored 17 goals in each of the past three seasons and will certainly pass that mark this season with plenty of games remaining.

"The situation is hard", he said.

Reflecting on the same, Zidane said that though Benzema has been scoring more goals in recent times, he has always been crucial for the club. Not look for excuses. "The only thing we can do is work hard to regain their condifence", Nacho said said. They are also eliminated from the Champions League by Ajax, who simply outplayed them in the second leg of their Round of 16 fixture. "But thinking about the seven matches we have left, we will have to fight as a team".

Zidane has often been asked in recent weeks about the future of Bale and the Frenchman has done little to hush the stories claiming he wants to leave the club.

Paul Pogba is one such player who can pull them out of the dearth and the Manchester United midfielder has been linked with a transfer to Real Madrid lately.

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