Regardless of the massive win, champions Madrid are on the second place in Spain, 12 factors behind league leaders FC Barcelona, who defeated Elche on Saturday, with 11 video games remaining every within the season.
Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect warmed up for his or her Copa del Rey semi-final conflict on Wednesday with their arch-rivals in fashion by dismantling the helpless guests, sixteenth and some extent above the drop zone.
Rodrygo Goes opened the scoring early on, earlier than Benzema’s hat-trick, together with a spectacular acrobatic effort, with Marco Asensio netting the fifth within the second half and Lucas Vazquez including one other late on.
Rodrygo had one other objective dominated out for handball by Vinicius Junior, who arrange two of Benzema’s strikes, as Madrid ran riot within the spring sunshine on the Santiago Bernabeu.
Rodrygo slotted residence the opener after 22 minutes after being teed up by Asensio to open the floodgates.
Vinicius’s cross allowed Benzema to web the second after 29 minutes, and 4 minutes later, the Brazilian fed his French strike accomplice once more and the ahead curled residence from the sting of the field.
Benzema accomplished his hat-trick after 36 minutes when Rodrygo crossed and he pulled off a formidable overhead effort from contained in the six-yard field for his 14th objective of the season in La Liga.
The 35-year outdated overtook Getafe’s Enes Unal to turn into the division’s second prime goalscorer, behind Barcelona’s Robert Lewandowski on 17.
Madrid slowed down within the second half, with Belgian winger Eden Hazard making his first league look since September as an alternative to Benzema.
After Rodrygo arrange Asensio to blast residence from inside the world, Hazard teed up Lucas Vazquez to spherical off the rout in stoppage time.
Vinicius was additionally given a relaxation forward of the Clasico conflict midweek, as Madrid sharpened their enamel.
Having failed to hassle Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen within the 1-0 first leg defeat in March, Los Blancos look way more harmful now.
(With inputs from AFP)