August 7, 2020

Benzema fires Real Madrid to 34th La Liga title

Two Karim Benzema goals fire Real Madrid to their 34th La Liga title in a tight 2-1 victory over Villarreal.

The Frenchman’s powerful low strike in the 29th minute put the hosts in control and he extended Real’s lead by firing in a retaken penalty in the 76th minute at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium.

The original spot-kick, taken by Sergio Ramos, was chalked off as he attempted to pass it to Benzema, who ran into the box before referee Hernandez Hernandez blew his whistle.

Substitute Vicente Iborra scored a powerful header late on (86) for the visitors and Marco Asensio had a goal chalked off by VAR in injury-time, but Real still emerged title winners as second-placed Barcelona lost 2-1 to 10-man Osasuna.

Real head into their final game with a commanding seven-point lead.

Source: SkySports