La Liga | Real strolls to victory in Madrid derby


Real Madrid beat sluggish Atlético Madrid 2-0 on Sunday for their 10th straight win in all competitions, cementing their position at the top of La Liga.

Karim Benzema, who was dubious with a leg injury and only played for the first 45 minutes, made the most of his time on the pitch, hitting the perfect volley from Vinicius Jr.’s perfect cross to open the first half. Madrid derby.

It was his 17th goal of a career against Atlético and 13th of the season to top the La Liga scorecard.

Vinicius Jr. did not score but became Man of the Match after earning another assist early in the second half, this time for Marco Asensio, as Real Madrid extended their unbeaten run against a local rival in the league to 11.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side currently lead the table, eight points ahead of runner-up Sevilla and 13 points ahead of Atlético in fourth, although they played more in the game than both.

Results: Premier League: Crystal Palace 3 (Gallagher 41, 90, Tomkins 62) and Everton 1 (Rondon 70).

Serie A: Inter Milan 4 (Martinez 29, 68, Sanchez 50, Calhanoglu 66) – Cagliari 0; Napoli 0 lost to Empoli 1 (Cutrone 70); Sassuolo 2 (Berardi 63, Raspadori 69) opposite Lazio 1 (Saccanyi 6).

Bundesliga: Greuther Furth 1 (Nielsen 56) bt Union Berlin 0; Eintracht Frankfurt 5 (Tuta 23, Lindstrom 30, N’Dicka 50, Jakic 66, Sow 76) bt Bayer Leverkusen 2 (Schick 5, 22-handle).

LaLiga: Villarreal 2 (Mandi 32, Gerard 36-pins) – Rayo Vallecano 0; Osasuna 2 (Garcia 15, Avila 87) drew Barcelona 2 (Gonzalez 12, Ezzaluli 49); Real Betis 4 (Moreno 14, 79, Juanmi 57, Fekir 66) – Real Sociedad 0; Real Madrid 2 (Benzema 16, Marco Asensio 57) – Atletico Madrid 0


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