Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid won their second game in row after beat Girona 4-1 at the Estadi Municipal de Montilivi in La Liga.
Real Madrid benefited from two penalties as they came behind to beat Girona. Madrid suffered their first away defeat of the 2017-18 season at Montilivi and it looked set to be another uncomfortable outing when Borja Garcia gave the home side the lead after 16 minutes.
Karim Benzema scored twice in the second half to put Real Madrid in complete control after a first half penalty from Sergio Ramos restored parity.
Ramos once again on the score sheet , courtesy a converted penalty after Girona had taken an early lead while Gareth Bale continued to lead Madrid’s attack after the departure of C. Ronaldo.
Real Madrid trailing to a goal from Borja Garcia, before Marco Asensio won two penalties to lead a comeback.
Sergio Ramos scored the first then a brace from Benzema and a smart finish by Gareth Bale gave Los Blancos all three points to sent them top of La Liga.
Penalties either side of half time a Panenka style effort from Sergio Ramos and a clinical from Benzema- shifted the momentum before Gereth Bale made it two La Liga games since C Ronaldo’s departure.
Real Madrid lost the Super Cup earlier in the month to city rivals Atletico Madrid but till now, they have let that deter their La Liga campaign.
Madrid turned the scoreline on its head with the help of careless tackele from Marc Munesa and Pere Pons, allwoing Sergio Ramos adn Karim Benzema to convert a spot-kick apiece either side of the break.
Gereth Bale added a third goal in the 59th minute, with Benzema making absolutely sure of the wind with goal that puts Madrid above rivals Barcelona after two matches of the La Liga campaign.
We are trying to force things in the first half attack wise and misplacing too many passes, Lopetegui said, “Off course, you play better when the scroe-board is in your favour.”
Girona pressured us in the first half, making life difficult for us and the side showed their collective mentality to come through it. The side is functioning and goals when they do so , goals come. the important thin is hat we score goals, ,not who score them.
Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo now gone, spot kick duties fell to captain Ramos, whose flick down middle deceived goalkeeper Bono.
Benzema’s scored of the contest arrived 20 minutes form time to put the result beyond doubt, the French striker tucking home a Bale cross round off the victory.