“They spoke and that’s that.” Zidane calms Benzema/Vinicius rift as Hazard scores screamer on return

Winning is a habit

Eden hazard returned to score an absolute screamer against Huesca. The away side were yet to pick up a win this season despite drawing 5 of their opening 8 games. Madrid meanwhile, fresh off the back of the El Classico victory and comeback against Gladbach, were happy to have their Belgian talisman back in the side.

Picking up the ball and turning 25 yards from goal, Hazard struck the ball with his weaker left foot into the left-hand side of the Huesca net. Karim Benzema continued his fine form, a Lucas Vazquez cross found the Frenchman on the left and his low drive beat Fernandez. Benzema turned creator as his left sided cross found young Uruguayan Federico Valverde and the midfielder slammed a low shot in to make it 3.

David Ferreiro scored a consolation with 15 minutes to go but any hopes of a comeback were dashed when Marcelo’s cross was headed down by Rodrygo for Benzema to nod in for his second of the game.

The win puts Los Blancos top with Atletico Madrid 2 points behind with a game in hand.

Done and dusted

Zidane has moved to quell any further concerns regarding the controversy surrounding Benzema. The Frenchman was seen to have been telling compatriot Ferland Mendy not to pass to Brazilian Vinicius.

“The most important thing is that it’s cleared up and that the players sort it out themselves. You say a lot of things on the pitch, but it always stays there.”

“They spoke and that’s that,” said Zidane.

“This kind of thing happens all the time on the pitch, things get heated. You say things about yourself, others and even me.”

Vinicius was benched for Hazard but the Brazilian was brought on later in the game.

Real play Inter Milan in a pivotal clash between the clubs. Both have dropped points in their opening two games to Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Monchengladbach. If both teams were to drop more points qualifying for the knock-out fazes could be in real doubt.

See also: Karim Benzema allegedly filmed telling Ferland Mendy not to pass to Vinicius at half-time of Real Madrid vs Gladbach

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Winning is a habit Eden hazard returned to score an absolute screamer against Huesca. The away side were yet to pick up a win this season despite drawing 5 of their opening 8 games. Madrid meanwhile, fresh off the back of the El Classico victory and comeback against Gladbach, were happy to have their BelgianFootball (soccer) greatest goals and highlights | 101 Great Goals – Feed

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