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Athletic-Real Madrid: Benzema savours Cristiano connection

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Athletic-Real Madrid: Benzema savours Cristiano connection

Real Madrid-Athletic: Benzema savours Cristiano connection

Juan Manuel Serrano Arce

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After Real's 2-1 win at San Mamés, Karim Benzema took to Instagram with a nod to Cristiano Ronaldo's role in his excellent afternoon.

Real Madrid centre-forward Karim Benzema enjoyed one of his best games of the season in Los Blancos' LaLiga trip to Athletic Club on Saturday.

Great Benzema performance capped by excellent goal

As well as producing a fine all-round display, the Frenchman also opened the scoring with a smart first-half finish as Real secured a crucial 2-1 win.

And the 29-year-old was quick to acknowledge the role of Cristiano Ronaldo, who supplied the assist for his goal, in his successful afternoon's work.

Taking to social media following Madrid's victory at Nuevo San Mamés, Benzema posted an image of the pair celebrating, with the caption: "Kb9/Cr7".

Kb9/Cr7 ⚡️👋🏼

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Real Madrid five clear ahead of Barcelona-Valencia

The leaders' triumph in Bilbao, earned by a Casemiro winner after Aritz Aduriz had levelled for the hosts, saw them go provisionally five points clear of Barcelona.

Barça can cut the gap back to two points - with Real still to play their postponed week 21 fixture away to Celta Vigo - by beating Valencia on Sunday night (20:45 CET). You can follow live coverage from the Camp Nou with AS English.

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