Borja Mayoral had a night to remember. The Spanish attacker got an unexpected start because of the injuries to Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo and performed brilliantly, scoring Madrid’s opening goal and creating the chance for the second.
Right after the game, Mayoral revealed he received many text messages congratulating him for his performance, the most special one being from Karim Benzema.
“I received so many text messages but the one I appreciated the most was from Benzema as I really look up to him,” said Mayoral, who competes for the starting spot with the French attacker.
Mayoral proved he can be trusted whenever Real Madrid need a backup striker. His one-and-a-half goal paved the way for Los Blancos and gave them the three points in a very tough stadium against a team who had won the four games they’d played this season. Cristiano Ronaldo will be back with the team this next Wednesday as he has already served his suspension.