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Video: Karim Benzema battles via Atletico defence to attain late equaliser for Actual Madrid in clutch second

Within the 87th minute of at present’s marquee La Liga encounter between cross-town rivals Atletico and Actual Madrid, Lucas Vazquez shifted the ball throughout to a deep-lying Karim Benzema, sat about 30 yards out.

Benzema jinked via two Atletico gamers with some tidy ball management and dribbling earlier than slipping it via to Casemiro.

Simply as a dashing Jan Oblak dove down in an try to assert the ball, Casemiro confirmed good decision-making and high quality to go it throughout to Benzema, who slotted it into the underside nook.

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Photos from Premier Sports activities and Max Sport.

Atletico now maintain a three-point lead on the prime over Barcelona and a five-point one over Los Blancos, with Diego Simeone’s aspect holding a recreation in hand over each.