Benzema nets hat-trick in Real Madrid’s convincing win

Eduardo Camavinga took just six minutes to score on his Real Madrid debut as Karim Benzema struck a hat trick in a 5-2 win over Celta Vigo.

Real Madrid made their long-awaited return to the Santiago Bernabeu after 560 days away from their historic home, with the 25,000 supporters inside the stadium treated to a real spectacle.

Eden Hazard and Miguel Gutierrez were both handed starts with Vinicius Junior also deployed on the left wing after some recent good form, but it didn’t take long for Celta Vigo to spoil the homecoming.

A mix-up at the back involving Nacho Fernandez and Eder Militao saw Iago Aspas win the ball inside the opposition penalty area with Santi Mina presented the chance to fire low past Thibaut Courtois.

Karim Benzema bagged an equaliser after some good work by Fede Valverde in the build-up before the visitors reclaimed the lead, with Franco Cervi converting his own rebound off the post.

Benzema, who is currently in the best form of his career, equalised for a second time just one minute into the second half, heading home from an excellent Gutierrez delivery into the box.

Real Madrid took the lead for the first time in the match after 55 minutes when Vinicius Junior was released through on goal, with the Brazilian showing good composure to slot home.

Camavinga was introduced with 20 minutes remaining for his Real Madrid debut and the teenager marked the occasion by finding the back of the net on the rebound from a Luka Modric shot.

With the points already in the bag, Benzema added the finishing touches to the scoreline by completing his hat trick with an emphatic strike from the penalty spot.

Source: Eurosport