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“league far from over ” declares Karim Benzema after 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid



Karim Benzema

Real Madrid striker  Karim Benzema secured a valuable point for Real Madrid in Sunday’s Madrid derby.

Atlético forward Luis Suárez put the league leader ahead in the 15th minute with a magnificent goal from Marcos Llorente’s assist.

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However, Benzema equalisef two minutes into injury time thanks to a wonderful assist from Casemiro, leaving the title race open.

With this result, Atlético extended their lead over second-placed Barcelona to 3 points, albeit with a game in hand, while Madrid are now behind their archrival with 2 points.

Speaking after the game Benzema said “We put in a good performance, it was very difficult against a good team.

“They had the better of the first half and we had the better of the second. It’s a good point for us.

“The move for the goal was good. I’m a bit annoyed because a few minutes earlier I could have scored but the keeper made a good save. I’m happy with the result, we’ve still got a lot to play for.

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” This result means that the league is far from over and we can keep our eye on the title”.