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Solari praises Benzema after his performance against Espanyol

The attacker was Real Madrid’s Man of the Match.

RCD Espanyol v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Real Madrid attacker Karim Benzema completed what was probably one of his best performances wearing Madrid’s jersey in the team’s 2-4 win against Espanyol. The French striker not only scored twice, he also distributed the ball very effectively and even delivered a few key passes which could’ve turned into assists. After the game, coach Santiago Solari praised his player.

“A reporter just told me that Karim means generous, I didn’t know that. He’s a selfless player in the way he plays, in his efforts and he also makes his teammates better. He’s having a great year and completed a spectacular performance. It was enjoyable for every Real Madrid fan and everyone who likes football will have enjoyed it too,” said Solari in press conference.

Madrid earned a solid and convincing win even though Espanyol were not particularly dangerous. Still, Solari was satisfied with what he saw.

“I’m taking away the team performance because we scored four goals and it was complete. We had a good first half, although they had one chance and scored. In the second half we continued to play our way. The game changed near the end due to Varane’s sending off,” explained the coach.

Ramos was forced to leave the game but Solari did not share any information about the kind of injury he picked up.

“We’ll assess his discomfort this week. We hope it’s just a knock, the doctors will have a look at him tomorrow,” said Solari.

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