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La Liga: Benzema scores a hat-trick as Real Madrid destroy Celta Vigo

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Karim Benzema got a hat-trick goal as Real Madrid came from behind to destroy Celta Vigo  5-2 win in their first match at the Bernabeu in 560 days on Sunday.

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Benzema scored either side of a Franco Cervi strike after Santi Mina had given the visitors the lead on four minutes.

Vinicius Junior added a third for Real before teenager Eduardo Camavinga scored six minutes into his debut.

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Benzema sealed his hat-trick with an 87th-minute goal as Carlo Ancelotti’s side moved top of La Liga.

Despite ongoing construction work, 30,000 supporters were welcomed back to the Bernabeu as Los Blanco played their first match there since beating Barcelona in El Clasico on 1 March 2020.

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The victory moves Real to the top of the table on goals scored, level on points with Valencia and Atletico Madrid.


Real Madrid

Formation 4-4-2


2Carvaja, l3Militão, 6Nacho, 35Gutiérrez

15Valverde, 10Modric, 14Casemiro, 20Vinícius Júnior

7E Hazard, 9Benzema


5Vallejo,11Asensio,12Marcelo,13Lunin, 17Vázquez, 21Rodrygo, 22Isco, 24Mariano, 25Camavinga,  26López Andúgar, 27Blanco

Celta Vigo

Formation 4-1-3-2


2Mallo, 4Araújo, 24Murillo, 17Galán Gil, 14Tapia

23Méndez, 6D Suárez, 11Cervi

10Iago Aspas, 22Mina Lorenzo


5Yokuslu, 7Galhardo do Nascimento Rocha 8Beltrán, 9Nolito, 13Blanco, 15Aidoo, 16Baeza 19Fontán, 20Vázquez, 21Solari


Written by Ishaq Mustafa

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