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Cadiz 0-3 Real Madrid: Karim Benzema involved in all three goals

Zinedine Zidane's team moved back to the summit of La Liga as they earned a Karim Benzema-inspired three points.

 
11:08pm on Wednesday 21st April 2021
By
David Lynch

Real Madrid leapfrogged Atletico Madrid into top spot in La Liga as they earned a 3-0 win over Cadiz.

Zinedine Zidane's side put the pressure on their city rivals, who were bumped into second place by virtue of goal difference ahead of taking on Huesca on Thursday.

A thrilling race for the Spanish title is all set for a thrilling conclusion, with Sevilla and Barcelona all firmly in the mix heading into the final six weeks.

See how the players rated from an important Real win below

Cadiz 0-3 Real Madrid: Player Ratings, Match Statistics

✔️ Casemiro: 7.5

An experienced head who knows what is required to win the biggest trophies, Casemiro was a dominant force for Real in midfield in this high-pressure game.

Capable of combining craft with graft, it was his chipped cross that set Karim Benzema up for a close-range header he could not have missed.

Karim Benzema: 9.8

The Frenchman spoke recently of needing to take on a new role ever since Cristiano Ronaldo's departure, and he has well and truly cemented himself as the go-to man this season.

As well as coolly converting a penalty and heading home a poacher's goal here, Benzema also produced the delicious cross that allowed Alvaro Odriozola to make it 2-0.

He is sure to have a big say in Real's late push for the title in the weeks ahead.

Cadiz 0-3 Real Madrid: Player Ratings, Match Statistics

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