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Real spoils a bit


Benzema and his teammates stumbled at home in front of Cadiz (0-0) on the occasion of the 18th day of the Spanish Championship.

It won’t be eternal regrets but Madrid can bite their fingers a bit. Captain Benzema (34 years old today) and his teammates failed to break the Cadiz lock, Sunday evening at the Bernabeu (0-0), not making the best use of the defeat of Betis, third in the standings, a little earlier in Bilbao (3-2).

Faced with the real spider web woven by his opponent, leaving only crumbs of space, Ancelotti’s formation experienced great difficulties to obtain opportunities worthy of the name.

Valverde, with a majestic half-volley, found the equally neat relaxation of Ledesma (23e). The Argentine goalkeeper was still decisive in front of a header from Hazard (58e) and one Benzema direct free kick (81e).

The disappointment of not having garnered the three points does not call into question the status of leader which sticks very well to Real. The Madrilenians have been unbeaten since October 3 and had seven consecutive La Liga wins before coming up against Cadiz. It’s up to them to bounce back on Wednesday in Bilbao, in an advanced match of the 21e daytime.

In the ranking, the opponent of PSG in 8e of C1 is six lengths ahead of Sevilla FC (2e) and 10 on the Betis. Not enough to trigger a crisis.

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