Madrid: Karim Benzema helped put a difficult week for himself and his club behind as he scored two goals in Real Madrid’s comfortable win 4-1 at home to Getafe in the Spanish league.
Real Madrid on Saturday went into their first home game since the 4-0 home defeat against FC Barcelona a day after being kicked out of the King’s Cup knockout competition for fielding an illegible player (Denis Cheryshev) and the young Russian, Xinhua news agency reported.
Coach Rafael Benitez and club President Florentino Perez were all booed by the fans ahead of the game.
Meanwhile, Benzema went into the game after another week in which the press was filled with stories of his indictment for an attempt to bribe French international Mathieu Valbuena.
Benitez had highlighted Benzema’s importance to the club in Friday’s press conference and the Frenchman showed that when he opened the scoring in the fourth minute following a cross from Pepe.