Benzema broke the milestone in the 43rd minute from a penalty kick and became only the fourth player in history after Cristian Ronald (450), Raúl González (323) and Alfredo Di Stéfano (308) with 300 goals for Real. At the end of the match, he scored once again and with the 18th goal of the season he consolidated his position as the best scorer of the competition.
The second best gunner of the league, Vinícius Júnior, also scored two goals, and the “Bats” only reduced thanks to Gueds. Real is eight points ahead of second in Seville, which has two good matches. Valencia is in ninth place.
Barcelona lost in the end
As in the previous round, striker Luuk de Jong sent Barcelona to the lead. The 31-year-old Dutchman was given a chance at the point of attack again thanks to a big teammate, but his next goal header was not enough for three points this time. The exact center was addressed to him in the 57th minute by Dani Alves, who became the oldest player in Barcelona in the Spanish League at the age of 38 and 247 days.
Goalkeeper Ter Stegen held a clean slate for a long time at his 200th start in La Liga, but finally capitulated in the 89th minute after an uncompromising Puertas shot after a corner kick. Barcelona had a fantastic opportunity to put Gavi up another goal 80 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar. Granada has extended the invincibility to seven games and is twelfth.
San Sebastian ended the six-match waiting for the league win. The only goal scored in the 13th minute by the best scorer of Oyarzabal, for whom it was the seventh goal of the season.
Levante defeated Mallorca 2-0 and scored their first win in the current La Liga. Nevertheless, it remains the last, Mallorca is fifteenth.
|Spanish Football League – Round 20:|
|Levante – Mallorca 2: 0 (47. Soldier, 90. + 7 Morales)|
|San Sebastian – Vigo 1: 0 (13. Oyarzabal)|
|Granada – FC Barcelona 1: 1 (89. Gates – 57. L. De Jong)|
|Real Madrid – Valencie 4:1 (43. z pen. to 88. Benzema, 52. to 61. Vinícius Júnior – 76. Guedes).|