In the 87th minute of today’s marquee La Liga encounter between cross-town rivals Atletico and Real Madrid, Lucas Vazquez shifted the ball across to a deep-lying Karim Benzema, sat about 30 yards out.
Benzema jinked through two Atletico players with some tidy ball control and dribbling before slipping it through to Casemiro.
Just as a rushing Jan Oblak dove down in an attempt to claim the ball, Casemiro showed brilliant decision-making and quality to pass it across to Benzema, who slotted it into the bottom corner.
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Real Madrid find a late equaliser! ?
Brilliant from Benzema and Casemiro, and the No. 9 applies the finish ? pic.twitter.com/4kiN1m6bDz
— Premier Sports ? (@PremierSportsTV) March 7, 2021
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Atletico now hold a three-point lead at the top over Barcelona and a five-point one over Los Blancos, with Diego Simeone’s side holding a game in hand over both.