Courtois debuts as Benzema's brace secures victory for Real Madrid against Leganes

Courtois debuts as Benzema's brace secures victory for Real Madrid against Leganes

- Real Madrid record their third win of the season at home to Leganes

- The home side could only play out a draw in the first half but netted thrice in the second

- Benzema produced a classy display against Real Madrid's city neighbours Leganes

Belgium World Cup star Thibaut Courtois made his official debut for Real Madrid as Karim Benzema's second half brace secured an emphatic victory against Leganes today, September 1, 2018..

The La Liga encounter at the Santiago Benearbu stadium saw the Real Madrid lead 4-1 after 66th minute of football with Karim Benzema (2), Gareth Bale and Ramos on the scoresheet for the home side.

Los Blancos took an early lead when Gareth Bale netted the opener in the 17th minute of the contest.

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However, the former Chelsea No. 1 Courtois conceded his first La Liga goal, via a 24th minute spot-kick by Guido Carrillo to ensure Leganes were at par with their city rival at the end of the first half.

The first half stats showed that Real Madrid dominated possession with 79%, while they had nine goal attempts which four were on target.

Courtois debuts as Benzema's brace secures victory for Real Madrid against Leganes

Courtois concedes his first goal debuts as Benzema's brace secures victory for Real Madrid against Leganes. Photo credit.Getty Images
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Leganes, meanwhile, managed just two shots on target from three goal attempts.

At the commencement of the second stanza the Los Blancos showed that their true colours as Benzema goals on (48 and 61) ensured that Sergio Ramos 66th penalty goal was the final straw that broke Leganes with scores at 4 - 1

However, Benzema headed goal for Real Madrid off an Asensio cross into the bottom corner of the net, had to go through the VAR checks after the Frenchman's effort was initially ruled for a foul on Jonathan Silva, but was given at the end to put the Los Blancos ahead at 2-1

After the fourth goal the Los Blancos did not lose grip of the game as Benzema showed he is still a classy striker as Frenchman was on top of his game with his goals account now three goals in the new campaign.

Courtois debuts as Benzema's brace secures victory for Real Madrid against Leganes

Benzema's brace secures victory for Real Madrid against Leganes. Photo credit: Getty Images
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As the match entered the four minutes of added the Bernabeu started emptying out but the Ramos and teammates ensured scores stood at 4-1 at the blast of the final whistle.

At the end Benzema's brace was supplemented by efforts from Bale and Ramos to ensure the European champions continued their strong start to the new La Liga season.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Real Madrid recorded a comprehensive 4-1 win away to Girona in their second La Liga game played at the Montilivi Stadium.

Madrid knew it was going to be a difficult contest against the Catalan club because they lost by 2-1 in a similar fixture last season.

Girona contained Real from their back-four as they did everything possible to contain the pockets of space in the match.

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Source: Legit.ng

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