Karim Benzema saved Real Madrid’s blushes by scoring a glorious late idea to waylay a 3-2 win during home to La Liga groundwork side Huesca on Sunday and keep adult manager Zinedine Zidane’s ideal start given a Frenchman returned to a club.
The last-gasp win left Madrid third in a standings with 57 points after 29 games, while second-placed Atletico Madrid have 59 and exile leaders Barcelona are on 69.
Huesca took a startle lead in a third notation of their initial joining revisit to a Bernabeu when Cucho Hernandez crushed a cranky from Ezequiel Avila past goalkeeper Luca Zidane, who was surprisingly brought into a group by his father.
Luca, who is a No. 1 goalkeeper for Real Madrid’s haven side Castilla, was totally rejected by Zidane’s inheritor Julen Lopetegui, who did not embody him in a matchday patrol for a singular game.
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He also unsuccessful to play any initial group football underneath Real’s subsequent manager Santiago Solari — nonetheless he was named on a substitutes dais for 4 games in January, when Thibaut Courtois and afterwards Keylor Navas were out.
“I am happy for him, for his entrance here, with a victory,” Zidane comparison pronounced after a match. “I was not picking my son, though a actor in Real Madrid’s squad. we see him as one other actor for a team. Luca is a third screw here. Thibaut was out and we wanted to give Keylor a rest after personification with his country. It came out well.”
Madrid drew turn in a 25th when Isco knocked home a cranky from full debutant Brahim Diaz to measure for a second time in dual games given being brought behind into a group by Zidane, carrying been solidified out by olari.
Real went forward after a hour symbol with an acrobatic finish from tighten operation by Dani Ceballos and Gareth Bale should have clinched feat when he slid in to accommodate a cranky from a few metres out though somehow sent a round over a bar.
Huesca were always melancholy and seized their impulse in a 74th with a brief dilemma routine, Xabier Etxeita equalising with an unusual header.
But Madrid averted an annoying slip-up interjection to his compatriot Benzema, who twisted a round into a tip dilemma in a 89th.
“It was a crazy diversion though good for those who came to watch it,” Zidane told reporters.
“We suffered a lot though we have to honour a opponents for how they played, they are bottom and they put in a good performance. They were causing us problems right until a finish though we got a good outcome that we indispensable for a morale.”
The better left Huesca secure to a bottom of a list on 22 points, 7 divided from evading a relegation zone.
Information from Reuters was used in this report.