A second half brace from Karim Benzema ensured Real Madrid came from behind to beat Elche 2-1 in the Laliga Santander as Eden Hazard returns, MySportDab reports.
First Half Report
It was a very dull first half encounter in which no goal was recorded as the away side locked things up throughout the 45 minutes.
Real Madrid was the better side when it comes to possession and control, but they couldn’t make it count when they got close to scoring.
Elche was solid in defending as they did everything possible to keep out Zidane’s side from getting close to making it count as the game progressed.
The first half of the encounter ended with Real Madrid 0-0 Elche as they both headed for the break with a goalless scoreline.
Second Half Report
It was a different ball game in the second half as both teams found the back of the net while the home side had more goals to score.
Elche took the lead in the 61st minutes through an outstanding goal which came through Dani Calvo to give his side a 1-0 after a few chances created.
Real Madrid responded with a 73rd minutes goal which came from Karim Benzema who teamed up with Luka Modric to level things up 1-1 from a fantastic finish.
Benzema doubled his tally with a late goal which saw the match ending with Real Madrid 2-1 Elche as Zidane’s side claimed a crucial win to move second.
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