One of the most decisive El Clasicos between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the Spanish capital ended 2-1, in which Karim Benzema scored most audacious backheel against the Catalan giants on Saturday evening.
The Frenchman opened the scoring for Real Madrid in 13th minutes of the game through an audacious backheel. Midfielder Federico Valverde burst into the Barcelona half before laying off to Lucas Vasquez, who whipped a fierce ball towards Benzema.
The Frenchman, who played 569 matches with 270 goals including 24 this season, got goal-side of Ronald Araujo and caught out goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen with a flick at the near post.
The Catalan giants, who behind Atletico Madrid on top of La-Liga table with just one point, struggled to match the hosts intensity in the opening half hour with German playmaker Toni Kroos making it 2-0 on 28 minutes.
Goalkeeper Marc Ter Stegen looked to have his driven free kick covered but Sergino Dest‘s deflection wrongfooted the Barcelona No.1 to hand Los Blancos a two-goal advantage.
Real Madrid getting another opportunities to extend their lead to 3-0 in 33th minutes of the game but effort hitting the post.
Starlet Vinicius leads the counter, and a clever ball with the outside of the foot finds Federico Valverde, who smacks an effort against the post.
The rebound comes to Vazquez, who then forces a save from ter Stegen with his powerful hit.
Evergreen attacker Lionel Messi, goes inches away from scoring a corner before the half-time but the Catalan giants finally broken the deadlock through defender Mingueza, whose deflected effort off the shin beats Courtois in 60th minutes of the game.