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Benzema double gives Real Madrid late win over Eibar

Karim Benzema was the game changer for Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Saturday as his strikes helped to complete a comeback victory against Eibar in La Liga.

Real boss Zinedine Zidane had suffered his first defeat since returning to the club in a 2-1 loss at Valencia and saw his side go behind again when Marc Cardona struck after 39 minutes.

But Benzema levelled up in the second half, heading in Marco Asensio’s cross.

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And the Frenchman secured three points with another header 10 minutes from the end, converting Toni Kroos’ delivery.

Benzema almost completed his hat-trick late on, striking the woodwork, but now has 26 goals in all competitions this season.

Real remain third in La Liga, 10 points behind leaders Barcelona, who face second-placed Atletico Madrid on Sunday.

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