This time it was Karim Benzema offering the magical help, moderately than being on the top of it.
The Actual Madrid striker’s chic backheel — caught on the half-volley and steered by the legs of Espanyol defender Bernardo — discovered the onrushing Casemiro to attain the one purpose in a tightly contested match.With Barcelona dropping factors for the second time in three video games, it may show to be the decisive second in La Liga’s title race as Actual moved two factors clear on the prime.
However in the case of offering otherworldly assists, Bezema has discovered from one of the best within the enterprise.
In a match towards Deportivo La Coruña in 2010, Spanish maestro Guti — who was subsequently rumored to have eyes at the back of his head — arrange Benzema with a prescient backheel.
It’s extensively thought to be the best help of all time … however not anymore, a minimum of for Actual coach Zinedine Zidane.
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“I believe this one is, Karim’s,” the Frenchman informed reporters after the match. “It is the newest one. The great factor is it is a crew transfer; Sergio together with his head, Karim’s management and backheel, after which Casemiro is aware of that Karim can invent one thing. It is a stupendous crew purpose.
“We all know Karim is a powerful participant and he exhibits it in each recreation. A participant improves on a regular basis and that is what’s occurring with Karim. He is at a very good age, at round 32 or 33 when you take care of your self as he does, they’re your finest years of soccer.
“It would not shock me. He’s a participant who invents issues,” he informed AS. “After which Casemiro is there. It may be one of many performs of the championship.”
Benzema’ help drew reward from Guti himself, who tweeted: “Magic, buddy. Brutal.”
After the match, Casemiro insisted all credit score for his purpose ought to go to Benzema.
“It will be a bit unfair to speak about my purpose after what Karim did,” he informed reporters. “We now have to congratulate him, it is a top-class backheel. Figuring out Karim, it is regular. He has the standard of a No. 10, not a No. 9. It is an unbelievable backheel. It is Karim’s purpose.”
Benzema — who now has seven assists and 17 targets within the league this season — casually handed off the backheel as like some other help.
“That is soccer. This stuff come to me, I see soccer like that,” he informed Movistar. “I knew Casemiro was going to make the run behind me. He took it nicely.
“It was a very good play, however a very powerful factor is the purpose afterwards, Casemiro will get it proper. We’re very blissful.”
With simply six video games to go in La Liga this season, it is benefit Actual Madrid. Up subsequent for Barcelona are the 2 most in type groups — after Actual — since La Liga restarted, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal.
If Quique Setien’s stumbling aspect fail to search out its rhythm, the title race may quickly be over.