Benzema hat-trick helps Real Madrid back to winning ways
Karim Benzema netted a hat-trick as Real Madrid got back to winning ways with a 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao in La Liga. The Frenchman increased his tally to 21 league goals this season – the first time he has achieved the total since 2015-16 – and now has 10 goals in his last 7 appearances. The victory left Real in third place on 64 points. They are 13 points behind leaders Barca and 4 behind city rivals Atletico.