Benzema, Eden Hazard on fire, score as Real Madrid destroy tough opponents in La Liga tie

Benzema, Eden Hazard on fire, score as Real Madrid destroy tough opponents in La Liga tie

- Karim Benzema was in his best form for Real Madrid against Alaves netting brace

- Eden Hazard and Casemiro also scored for the Spanish champions in this encounter

- Real Marid are still occupying second position on the Spanish La Liga table

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French striker Karim Benzema on Saturday night, January 23, continued with his impressive form this season for Real Madrid scoring brace in their emphatic 4-1 win over Alaves.

Los Blancos were without their manager Zinedine Zidane for this encounter as the Frenchman is currently on self-isolation after contracting deadly COVID-19.

But his charges did themselves lots of good by getting the deserved victory as the keep the pressure on Atletico Madrid who are topping the table.

Real Madrid started this encounter on a brighter note and they almost scored the first goal through Karim Benzema who benefited from awesome pass by Eden Hazard.

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They finally got the breakthrough in the 15th minute through Casemiro who got a superb assist from Toni Kroos in which the goalkeeper was helpless.

Karim Benzema scored the second goal for Real Madrid in the 41st minute, and it was Eden Hazard who provided the assist for him.

Eden Hazard scored his goal in the 45th minute before Karim Benzema netted his brace in the 70th minute for Real Madrid to win the game.

Los Blancos will be facing Levante in their next Spanish La Liga encounter which is expected to be a tough one at the Bernabeu.

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Karim Benzema and his teammates in action for Real Madrid. Photo by Pedro Salado
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Earlier, had reported how Real Madrid star Martin Odegaard emerged as a top transfer target for Premier League side Arsenal this month.

The North Londoners are hoping to own the midfielder for a short period of time until they can find a long-term replacement for Mesut Ozil who exited the club already.

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Sources close to the Gunners reveal that Mikel Arteta has made contact with Los Blancos in a bid to sign the Norwegian until the end of this season.

The 22-year-old arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu from Stromsgodset IF in 2015 with so many expectations but none has been realised.

In fact, he has been sent on loan twice to Dutch clubs SC Heerenveen and Vitesse while managing 11 appearances with no goals for Zinedine Zidane's side. He spent last term with Real Sociedad and scored seven times in 36 games.

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