Benzema hits hat trick for Madrid in 3-0 win over Bilbao

Soccer 04/21/19, 11:53

Karim Benzema hit a hat trick to lead Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league on Sunday, extending his scoring run since the return of coach Zinedine Zidane.After not finding the net in Zidane's first game back, Benzema has struck eight times in five ...

Benzema scores 2 as Madrid recovers to beat Eibar

Soccer 04/06/19, 11:27

Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid recovered from a poor first half to beat Eibar 2-1 at home in the Spanish league on Saturday.The French striker canceled out an opening goal by Eibar's Marc Cardona before grabbing the winner in the 81st minute.Benzema has been Madrid's best player in ...

Valencia hands Madrid its first loss since Zidane’s return

Soccer 04/03/19, 16:42

Valencia beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the Spanish league on Wednesday, handing Zinedine Zidane his first loss since returning as coach.Goncalo Guedes and Ezequiel Garay scored in each half for Valencia at Mestalla Stadium, before Karim Benzema pulled one back for Madrid in second-half injury time.The result extended Valencia's unbeaten ...

Benzema strikes late to give Madrid 3-2 win over Huesca

Soccer 03/31/19, 16:10

Karim Benzema scored in the 89th minute to give Real Madrid a 3-2 victory over bottom side Huesca in the Spanish league on Sunday.Benzema curled a shot from the left side of the area into the far corner of the net to save host Madrid from an embarrassing draw in ...

Solari boost as Madrid beats Valladolid to end winless run

Soccer 03/10/19, 17:35

Real Madrid recovered from an early scare to beat Valladolid 4-1 in the Spanish league on Sunday, halting its three-match losing streak and easing some of the pressure on coach Santiago Solari.Madrid was outplayed by its relegation-threatened rival early on and was fortunate to go into the break at 1-1. ...

After Barca losses, Madrid only has Champions League left

Soccer 03/03/19, 19:05

Two demoralizing defeats to Barcelona have left Real Madrid with just one chance to salvage its season by winning a record-extending fourth consecutive Champions League trophy.But it must do without the goals of Cristiano Ronaldo, the star striker who fueled its title run before leaving for Juventus at the end ...

With 2 penalty kicks, Real Madrid edges Levante 2-1

Soccer 02/24/19, 17:20

Real Madrid needed two penalty kicks — one awarded by video review — to beat Levante 2-1 on Sunday and stay within nine points of leader Barcelona ahead of their Spanish league "clasico" at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale scored from the penalty spot for Real Madrid, which ...

Substitute Asensio strikes late, Real Madrid beats Ajax 2-1

Soccer 02/13/19, 17:07

Substitute Marco Asensio scored a late winner as defending champion Real Madrid beat Ajax 2-1 Wednesday in the first leg of their round-of-16 match in the Champions League.Asensio, was unmarked at the far post as he tapped in a cross from the right by Dani Cavajal in the 87th minute ...

Barca silent on Messi injury, Madrid all fit for Copa semi

Soccer 02/05/19, 06:22

While Barcelona remains silent about Lionel Messi's health, Real Madrid reports its main concern is who to leave out for their Copa del Rey semifinal on Wednesday.The suspense about Messi's right leg injury entered a third day on Tuesday, with Barcelona still quiet about the full extent of the problem ...

Red-hot Benzema leads Real Madrid back to Copa semifinals

Soccer 01/31/19, 17:45

With another great performance by Karim Benzema, Real Madrid secured a comfortable 3-1 win in its visit to Girona on Thursday to reach the Copa del Rey semifinals for the first time in five years.Madrid advanced 7-3 on aggregate having won the first leg 4-2 at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium last ...

Benzema scores 2 as 10-man Madrid wins 4-2 at Espanyol

Soccer 01/27/19, 17:09

Karim Benzema put in a brilliant performance and scored two goals in a 4-2 win for 10-man Real Madrid against Espanyol in the Spanish league on Sunday.The French striker opened the scoring only four minutes into the match in Barcelona and also provided several smart passes for his teammates that ...

Madrid beats Girona in 1st leg of Copa del Rey quarterfinals

Soccer 01/24/19, 17:36

With some help from defender Sergio Ramos in attack, Real Madrid came from behind to defeat Girona 4-2 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Thursday.Ramos twice gave Madrid the lead against a gritty Girona team that had opened the scoring less than 10 minute into ...

Madrid striker Karim Benzema injures right hand

Sports 01/13/19, 17:34

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema had to be substituted at halftime of Sunday's Spanish league match at Real Betis after hurting his right hand.Madrid coach Santiago Solari said Benzema had fractured his hand."He was in a lot of pain," Solari said.Madrid was already without Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Marco Asensio, ...

Cazorla scores 2 as Villarreal draws 2-2 with Real Madrid

Soccer 01/03/19, 18:51

Santi Cazorla enjoyed his finest night since returning to the Spanish league on Thursday as the veteran midfielder scored two goals to earn Villarreal a 2-2 home draw with Real Madrid.They were the 34-year-old Cazorla's first La Liga goals since rejoining Villarreal after several seasons at Arsenal, the last of ...

Griezmann nets 2, Atletico wins to pull level with Barcelona

Soccer 12/15/18, 14:45

Antoine Griezmann scored twice after setting up an opening goal to earn a hard-fought 3-2 victory at Valladolid, lifting Atletico Madrid level on points with Spanish league leader Barcelona on Saturday.The win was Atletico's first away from home in La Liga in nearly three months.Meanwhile, Luka Modric presented his Ballon ...

Benzema taking charge of Solari’s revamped Real Madrid

Soccer 11/12/18, 10:14

With experience and beautiful goals, Karim Benzema has been leading the way for Real Madrid as it continues to impress under coach Santiago Solari.Benzema has been key since Solari took over from the fired Julen Lopetegui two weeks ago and revamped Madrid. The veteran French striker scored four goals in ...

Madrid wins 4-2 at Celta for 4th straight win under Solari

Soccer 11/11/18, 18:39

Karim Benzema scored a superb opening goal in Real Madrid's 4-2 win at Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Sunday, boosting interim coach Santiago Solari's chances of staying in charge of the European champions.Benzema displayed exquisite control to get Madrid rolling in the 23rd minute. Spinning away from the ...

Madrid routs Plzen, keeps thriving under coach Solari

Sports 11/07/18, 17:57

Karim Benzema scored twice in the first half to lead resurgent Real Madrid to a 5-0 win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday.Casemiro, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos also scored for the three-time defending champions, who have won three straight since Julen Lopetegui was fired and interim ...

Madrid needs late own-goal, penalty to end league slump

Soccer 11/03/18, 13:22

Real Madrid needed an own-goal and late penalty to beat Valladolid 2-0 Saturday and end its slump in the Spanish league as interim coach Santiago Solari made his home debut.Substitute Vinicius Junior's off-target shot took a deflection off defender Kiko Olivas in the 83rd minute and caught goalkeeper Jordi Masip ...

Madrid with depleted defense for match against Valladolid

Soccer 11/02/18, 09:06

Real Madrid will be without most of its defenders when it hosts Valladolid this weekend in its first Spanish league match without coach Julen Lopetegui.Interim coach Santiago Solari will not be able to count on veteran left back Marcelo, central defender Raphael Varane and right back Dani Carvajal. They are ...

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