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Real Madrid 3-2 Huesca: Karim Benzema scored last-minute winner for hosts

Karim Benzema scores
Benzema has scored 14 league goals this season

Karim Benzema scored a dramatic late winner as Real Madrid came from behind to beat bottom side Huesca in a La Liga thriller.

French striker Benzema curled in a stunning finish in the 89th minute.

Real boss Zinedine Zidane started his son Luca, but the 20-year-old keeper was beaten after three minutes by Juan Camilo Hernandez's well-taken strike.

Isco and Dani Ceballos responded for Real before Xabier Etxeita levelled for 2-2, but Huesca could not hold on.

Karim Benzema has scored against every team he has faced in La Liga
No team enjoys facing Benzema...

Real have won both their games since Zidane was reappointed as manager on 11 March and with nine games remaining they are third, 12 points behind league leaders Barcelona.

Huesca made a dream start through Hernandez and the visitors should have been 2-0 ahead, but Ezequiel Avila lashed over from a promising position.

Spaniard Isco and Welshman Gareth Bale fell out of favour under former boss Santiago Solari, but both made telling contributions to Sunday's victory.

Isco tapped in the equaliser and it was Bale's sublime outside-of-the-foot pass which was nodded down by Benzema for Ceballos to tuck home.

But Etxeita levelled for the visitors and it looked like home side were going to drop two points when ex-Tottenham winger Bale spurned an excellent opportunity from close range, but Benzema secured victory in style.

Valencia moved above Sevilla into sixth place after beating their opponents 1-0 courtesy Dani Parejo's first-half penalty.


Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 30Zidane
  • 19Odriozola
  • 6NachoBooked at 66mins
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 22IscoSubstituted forValverdeat 75'minutes
  • 18LlorenteSubstituted forMarianoat 79'minutes
  • 24Ceballos
  • 11Bale
  • 9Benzema
  • 21DíazSubstituted forVázquezat 64'minutes


  • 1Navas
  • 3Vallejo
  • 7Mariano
  • 14Casemiro
  • 15Valverde
  • 17Vázquez
  • 23Reguilón


Formation 5-3-2

  • 13Santamaría
  • 21Herrera
  • 3Etxeita
  • 2MantovaniBooked at 90mins
  • 14PulidoBooked at 48mins
  • 12Galán Gil
  • 17RiveraSubstituted forAñor Acostaat 78'minutes
  • 23MustoBooked at 51mins
  • 6Gómez Bardonado
  • 19ÁvilaSubstituted forGallego Puigsechat 63'minutes
  • 9HernándezSubstituted forGallar Falgueraat 82'minutes


  • 4Diéguez
  • 5Aguilera
  • 10Camacho Barnola
  • 11Gallar Falguera
  • 20Añor Acosta
  • 22Gallego Puigsech
  • 25Jovanovic
Javier Estrada Fernández

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamHuesca
Shots on Target

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 3, Huesca 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Madrid 3, Huesca 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Mariano (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Xabier Etxeita.

  5. Post update

    Dani Ceballos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Yangel Herrera (Huesca).

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nacho (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Lucas Vázquez following a fast break.

  8. Booking

    Martín Mantovani (Huesca) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Real Madrid 3, Huesca 2. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Marcelo.

  10. Post update

    Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Yangel Herrera (Huesca).

  12. Post update

    Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Moi Gómez (Huesca).

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dani Ceballos.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Martín Mantovani (Huesca) header from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Moi Gómez with a cross following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Huesca. Conceded by Federico Valverde.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Yangel Herrera (Huesca) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Juanpi (Huesca) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Huesca. Álex Gallar replaces Juan Camilo Hernández.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid).


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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 31st March 2019

  • Real MadridReal Madrid3HuescaHuesca2
  • LevanteLevante2EibarEibar2
  • Rayo VallecanoRayo Vallecano1Real BetisReal Betis1
  • SevillaSevilla0ValenciaValencia1
  • Real ValladolidReal Valladolid1Real SociedadReal Sociedad1

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2Atl Madrid29178443192459
3Real Madrid29183852341857
8Ath Bilbao2991373032-240
9Real Betis29117113337-440
10Real Sociedad29910103434037
16Real Valladolid2979132440-1630
18Celta Vigo2977153949-1028
19Rayo Vallecano2966173152-2124
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