His side, led by French striker Karim Benzema, led Spanish Football League captains Real Madrid to a hard-fought 1-0 win yesterday. Former coach Zinedine Zidane finished fourth in the 26th leg, beating rivals Atletico 2-0, guest Zelda Vigo. In the opener, Benzema scored the game’s only goal in the 83rd minute, taking his tally to 19 as the league’s top scorer.
By beating Vallecano, Real took their total points to 60, bringing the club from the capital closer to their 35th title in the history of “Merengue”, 9 points ahead of their runner-up Sevilla, who will host Real Betis today. Hasn’t tasted defeat in the last six games. In the league, they scored 4 wins and 2 draws.
Second tier defensive capital Atletico were held to a halt by Jeffrey Gondocbia’s two assists in the 36th and 60th minutes to hand Brazilian Reno Lodi a 2-0 victory over host Zelda Vigo at the Wanda Metropolitano . From Central Africa.
Atletico finished fourth in the Champions League with 45 points, 3 points ahead of Barcelona, who now have the chance to win it again if they win Athletic Bilbao. The fourth-place game pits Barcelona against Atletico, but with the advantage of a postponed game for the Catalan club.
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