Karim Benzema scores hat-trick as Real Madrid thrash Celta Vigo 5-2 to go top of La Liga (Match Highlights)
|Karim Benzema has been directly involved in more league goals than any other player in Europe's top five divisions this season: 4 games, 5 goals, 4 assists. (Photo credit: @Laliga via Twitter)|
Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid rallied from behind twice to defeat Celta Vigo in their first home match in 560 days.
After Santi Mina had opened the scoring for the visitors on four minutes, Benzema scored twice on either side of a Franco Cervi strike.
Real added a third through Vinicius Junior, before new signing Eduardo Camavinga netted six minutes into his debut.
Benzema completed his hat-trick in the 87th minute as Carlo Ancelotti's side climbed to the top of La Liga.
Despite ongoing construction, 30,000 fans were welcomed back to the Bernabeu for the first time since Los Blancos defeated Barcelona in El Clasico on 1 March 2020.
Real Madrid moved to the top of the table in terms of goals scored, level on points with Valencia and Atletico Madrid following the victory.