Video: Karim Benzema battles through Atletico defence to score late equaliser for Real Madrid in clutch moment

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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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Pictures from Premier Sports and Max Sport.

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.

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