Benzema’s backheel assist is one of the plays of this season – Zidane

Benzema's backheel assist is one of the plays of this season - Zidane

Spectacular Benzema assist helps Real Madrid go clear at the top.

Real Madrid have now won five out of their five matches since football restarted in June.

Karim Benzema’s exquisite backheel pass was the highlight of their game against Espanyol.

“It doesn’t surprise me. He is a player who invents things,” Zidane said, via AS. “And then Casemiro is there. It can be one of the plays of the championship.”

When asked about his contribution to the goal, Benzema explained,

“It was a good play, but the most important thing is the goal afterwards,” he said afterwards. “Casemiro gets it right. We are very happy.”

Pressed on the piece of skill, the French forward added: “I see football like that! I knew Casemiro was coming from behind.”

The man who profited from the assist – Casemiro ran straight to Benzema to thank him for the pass and dedicated the goal to him.

“What Karim did, for me is normal. We all know that the qualities he has aren’t of a number nine, but of a number 10,” Casemiro said.

“I know him, I know how he plays and the quality he possesses. I asked for the ball in space, and his backheel pass was incredible.

“It’s Karim’s goal. It’s the backheel pass of a number 10 and you have to congratulate him.”


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