Wednesday night in the Spanish Super Cup, Real Madrid and Barcelona delivered the best Clasico in recent years.
The match was thrilling and full of twists and turns before finally turning to Real Madrid’s advantage after extra time (3-2). As often this season, one man was above the lot in the person of Karim Benzema. Decisive passer for Vinicius Junior on the opening goal for Real Madrid, the French international took charge of scoring the second goal for the Merengues. Author of 17 league goals, Karim Benzema has been irresistible in recent weeks and his XXL performance during the Clasico earned him the cheers of the public of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, where the match of the Supercopa de España took place between Real and Madrid. Barca. According to information from the AS newspaper, Karim Benzema is unanimous until the Catalan locker room. And for good reason, the Barcelona coach Xavi would have personally congratulated the center forward of Real Madrid for his magnificent performance.
Xavi congratulated Karim Benzema
— Karim Benzema (@Benzema) January 12, 2022
Victim of a shoulder shock at the end of the match, Karim Benzema also worried Real Madrid supporters. But according to Carlo Ancelotti, logically questioned on this subject at a press conference after the victory of the Merengue, there is nothing very worrying for the striker trained at Olympique Lyonnais. “Karim is fine. It’s just a hit. Now we have time to recover until Sunday” said Carlo Ancelotti, also complimentary to Karim Benzema and who analyzed the match as a whole. “We started very well with the ball coming out from the back, using the counter-attacks. When we took advantage, we went down in efficiency. We deserved to win the first half but we were unlucky conceding a goal. The second half was more contested. he analyzed. A balanced second half which offered a superb spectacle to the spectators and television viewers of this Spanish clash between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.