Karim Benzema double helps Real Madrid to a 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo in the Spanish La Liga (Watch the full match highlights)
|Karim Benzema scored twice and assisted one as he inspires Real Madrid to 3-1 win over Celta Vigo in La Liga.|
Karim Benzema continues his scoring form as he has now scored in sixth games in a row after his two goals led Real Madrid to a 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo in La Liga.
The two goals were assisted by Germany midfielder Toni Kroos as Real Madrid leapfrogged rivals Barcelona into second in the table.
Celta reduced the deficit in the 40th minute through a strong header by Santi Mina.
After a sluggish second half from Zidane's side, Benzema assisted Marco Asensio to score the third in injury time.
The French striker's double at the Bailados puts him on 23 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid so far this season.
Madrid is now three points behind Atletico Madrid at the top of the La Liga table, as Zidane continues his hunt to win back-to-back titles with the Bernabeu club.
Atletico Madrid and Barcelona play their league matches on Sunday.