Real Madrid achieved a marvelous win against their La Liga rival Valencia last night with a 3-0 score. And with that win, they against reclaimed the second position of the league table with just a 2-point gap with their archrival Barcelona. However, they still have the chance to lift the Spanish title this season with optimistic players.
Karim Benzema scored a brilliant goal last night and surpassed the long-standing record of Ferenc Puskas to become the fifth-highest goalscorers in Los Blancos jersey. Puskas scored 242 goals during his heydays at the club which Benzema surpassed with his 243rd. However, the top place is still held by Cristiano Ronaldo with his unmatched 451 goals.
Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia | Highlights and Match Report | Karim Benzema surpassed the long-standing record of Ferenc Puskas
While talking about this feat, Benzema said, “I didn’t imagine anything like this, I’m very happy. I’ve been working for a long time now and I always put it in to keep improving.” The Frenchman then further said via the club’s website that, “I hope I can keep going. I’m very happy to be playing for this club.”
Benzema said, “It wasn’t an easy game due to the opposition who made it hard, but we won and didn’t concede,” and then added, “It’s very important because Valencia are a very good team. For the second goal everything happened so fast.” He said, “It was a cross from Marco, I control it, I shot with the left foot and it went in. It looks easy, but you have to do it so fast.”
Real Madrid 3-0 Valencia | Highlights
Zidane also talked about the match and said, “It was a great goal, for the move and the finish – I’m delighted for Karim’s goals.” The Real Madrid coach then added, “This was a really good game from Hazard. Physically, he was good and played 80 minutes. Sometimes you might think he’s starting to look tired, but then he picks up the ball and sprints away.”
The manager then also talked about their trophy-chasing run and said, “We know that it will be like this until the end, but today we can be happy because of what we’ve done in the game.” He said, “They are the ones fighting; we have to enjoy and congratulate the players because it was a complete game and then think about the next game against Real Sociedad.”