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3 talking points as Real Madrid dispatch off Celta Vigo away from home

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BENZEMA CONTINUES HIS SUPERB RUN OF FORM

Karim Benzema scored twice in the first half to put Real Madrid on their way to three much-needed points in the title race. The Frenchman also set up Asensio’s goal very selflessly in the second half. He has now scored in each of the last six games he has featured in and now moves jointly fourth in the all-time top La Liga scorer charts among Real Madrid players.

Benzema is the cream of the crop amongst goal-scorers in Europe and his form will be crucial in the business end of the season. With no international callups to his name, the 33-year-old will be well-rested ahead of the Champions League quarterfinal fixtures as well as El Clasico. Madrid’s top-scorer of the season helped them across the line yet again.

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REAL MADRID FAIL TO KEEP A CLEAN SHEET YET AGAIN

Real Madrid are enjoying a good run of form, but the best defensive side from last season’s La Liga campaign has been unable to transcend its form into this campaign. The defending champions have now failed to keep a clean sheet in the whole of March, and their last outing without concession came against Atalanta in the first leg of the Champions League.

While the defence has not been performing all that poorly, they have conceded goals which should have been defended by a unit as experienced as theirs. Mina scored a rather easy header for Celta Vigo, but to due credit for the backline, they did well to thwart any potential opportunities in the second period of the match.