Real Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano in matchday 26 of La Liga. With this victory, the white team reached 60 points in the season and is heading straight for the title. Carlo Ancelotti’s team faced a tough version of the red-and-red team and managed to prevail thanks to the providential interventions of Thibaut Courtois and an anthological combination between Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr.
The meringues are more leaders than ever and they take nine points from Sevilla, a team that is in second place in the general table and has a pending match. Madrid was pushed to the maximum by Rayo and the duel was defined by the minimum difference thanks to a superlative play between the two leaders of their offense.
At minute 83, when the pressure increased, Benzema and Vinicius made a double wall inside the area of the Vallecas team and the Frenchman defined in a great way to beat goalkeeper Luca Zidane. This move originated after a great intervention by Courtois. The Belgian goalkeeper had a very outstanding performance and was key in the victory.
According to Mister Chip figures, Benzema and Vinicius Jr. have participated in 40 of the 52 goals Real Madrid have scored in the 2021/2022 season. The 34-year-old striker has 19 goals and nine assists in 23 La Liga games.
For his part, the Brazilian winger has 13 goals and seven assists in 24 games.
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