Atletico Madrid 0-1 Barcelona: Messi nets late winner to put Barca top of LaLiga
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi struck late to secure a valuable victory over Atletico Madrid.Real Madrid had temporarily claimed top spot on Saturday after a 2-1 win at Deportivo Alaves but Barca's victory put them ahead on goal difference.
Karim Benzema said he wants to lead Real Madrid to LaLiga glory this season after rescuing Los Blancos at the death against Valencia. " I want to win this league title and, if I can help my team-mates with play and with words, I will do it," said Benzema , who is only one goal behind LaLiga 's
Karim Benzema has made it clear that he wants to win this season's LaLiga Santander title with Real Madrid . His late equaliser at Valencia on Sunday means that Los Blancos will go into Wednesday's Clasico with Barcelona top of the table. " I want to win this league title and
Karim Benzema said he wants to lead Real Madrid to LaLiga glory this season after rescuing Los Blancos at the death against Valencia.
Madrid salvaged a dramatic 1-1 draw at Valencia on Sunday thanks to Benzema's last-gasp equaliser.
After Luka Jovic had a goal disallowed for offside, Benzema slammed home the leveller at Mestalla, where Madrid stayed level on points with rivals Barcelona atop the table.
1⃣ Barcelona - 35— Goal (@goal)
2⃣ Real Madrid - 35
⚽️ Lionel Messi - 12
⚽️ Karim Benzema - 12
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"I want to win this league title and, if I can help my team-mates with play and with words, I will do it," said Benzema, who is only one goal behind LaLiga's leading scorer Lionel Messi this season. "I'm the third captain and I have to help.
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Benzema : I want to win LaLiga Santander this season. This desire to win LaLiga Santander is evident across the squad. Real Madrid didn't have the depth when Zidane retuned in March, but now they can afford to bring on the likes of Gareth Bale and Vinicius Junior to try to change the game.
Benzema : I want to win LaLiga Santander this season. Karim Benzema rescued a point for Real Madrid at Mestalla and, in doing so, drew level with Lionel Messi at the top of the LaLiga Santander scoring charts.
"I think it's a good point for us. It could be important for the rest of the league campaign as we look to do well.
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"What has changed compared to other seasons is the number of goals. I always try to help the team on the pitch and I have a lot of confidence in myself. The help of my team-mates is also important to me because they give me the ball and set up chances for me to score more goals."
Benzema found the back of the net after goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois almost scored a stunning equaliser.
Tebas resigns as LaLiga president but will seek re-election
LaLiga president Javier Tebas has announced his decision to resign with a statement published on his Twitter page but will seek re-election.The 57-year-old has been in charge of the Spanish top flight since 2013 and is into his second term, having also stepped down in 2016 to run unopposed for re-election.
Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick in Real Madrid 's 3-0 win over Athletic Club at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday afternoon, taking his tally to 30 Benzema : Should Real Madrid sign a No.9? It's up to the club, I don't mind. LaLiga Santander Frenchman has 30 goals in all competitions.
Karim Benzema said he wants to lead Real Madrid to LaLiga glory this season after rescuing Los Blancos at the death against Valencia. " I want to win this league title and, if I can help my team-mates with play and with words, I will do it," said Benzema , who is only one goal behind La Liga's
Courtois went up for a corner, with Madrid desperate to salvage a point, and his header was dramatically saved by Valencia counterpart Jaume Domenech before Benzema pounced.
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"I took advantage of my height to meet the corner," Courtois said. "I'm two metres tall and opponents get nervous if I go up [for corners].
"Toni [Kroos] sends corners to the near post, I saw the ball coming at my height and I connected well. Then the ball fell to Benzema and he scored."
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Mandzukic leaves Juventus to join Al-Duhail .
After falling out of favour at Juventus following the arrival of Maurizio Sarri, forward Mario Mandzukic has moved to Qatar.The Croatia international won four Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia on three occasions during a hugely successful four-and-a-half-year spell in Turin.