Real Madrid impresses with a monster victory, again scoring Karim Benzema equals iconic Raul

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Champions Real Madrid recorded a simple 6-0 win on Thursday against red lantern Levante, who are relegated to La Liga 2. Karim Benzema equaled legend Raul as number two in the club’s all-time top scorer standings. Vinicius Junior was good for a hat trick.

Vincent Van GenechtenBron: BELGIAN

Thursday 12 May 2022 at 23:45

Ferland Mendy gave Real the lead in the 13th minute. His compatriot Benzema doubled the score in the 19th minute with a good header. The striker made his 323rd goal in the shirt of the Royal, the Frenchman will be level with Raul. The club’s top scorer of all time is Cristiano Ronaldo with 451 goals.

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At halftime, the home team already led 4-0 after goals from Rodrygo (34.) and Vinicius Junior (45.). The latter managed a hat-trick with goals in the 68th and 83rd minutes. Thibaut Courtois returned to his place between the posts at Real after sitting on the bench against Atlético Madrid (1-0 loss) on Saturday.

Real Madrid, already more than a week sure of its 35th national title, leads the ranking with 84 points with two match days to go. Carlo Ancelotti’s team is especially looking forward to the Champions League final, on May 28 against Liverpool.

Levante returns to the second division after five seasons. The team has only won six times so far this season.