This time it was Karim Benzema offering the magical help, slightly than being on the tip of it.

The Real Madrid striker’s elegant backheel — caught on the half-volley and steered by way of the legs of Espanyol defender Bernardo — discovered the onrushing Casemiro to attain the one objective in a tightly contested match.
With Barcelona dropping factors for the second time in three video games, it may show to be the decisive second in La Liga’s title race as Actual moved two factors clear on the high.

However relating to offering otherworldly assists, Bezema has discovered from one of the best within the enterprise.

In a match towards Deportivo La Coruña in 2010, Spanish maestro Guti — who was subsequently rumored to have eyes at the back of his head — arrange Benzema with a prescient backheel.

It’s extensively thought to be the best help of all time … however not anymore, a minimum of for Actual coach Zinedine Zidane.

Karim Benzema assists Casemiro for the winning goal against Espanyol.

“I feel this one is, Karim’s,” the Frenchman informed reporters after the match. “It is the newest one. The nice factor is it is a staff transfer; Sergio together with his head, Karim’s management and backheel, after which Casemiro is aware of that Karim can invent one thing. It is an exquisite staff objective.

“We all know Karim is a powerful participant and he exhibits it in each sport. A participant improves on a regular basis and that is what’s occurring with Karim. He is at a great age, at round 32 or 33 in the event you take care of your self as he does, they’re your finest years of soccer.

“It would not shock me. He’s a participant who invents issues,” he informed AS. “After which Casemiro is there. It may be one of many performs of the championship.”

Benzema’ help drew reward from Guti himself, who tweeted: “Magic, buddy. Brutal.”

After the match, Casemiro insisted all credit score for his objective ought to go to Benzema.

“It could be a bit unfair to speak about my objective after what Karim did,” he informed reporters. “Now we have to congratulate him, it is a top-class backheel. Figuring out Karim, it is regular. He has the standard of a No. 10, not a No. 9. It is an unimaginable backheel. It is Karim’s objective.”

Benzema — who now has seven assists and 17 objectives within the league this season — casually handed off the backheel as like another help.

“That is soccer. This stuff come to me, I see soccer like that,” he informed Movistar. “I knew Casemiro was going to make the run behind me. He took it effectively.

“It was a great play, however a very powerful factor is the objective afterwards, Casemiro will get it proper. We’re very completely satisfied.”

With simply six video games to go in La Liga this season, it is benefit Actual Madrid. Up subsequent for Barcelona are the 2 most in kind groups — after Actual — since La Liga restarted, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal.

If Quique Setien’s stumbling facet fail to search out its rhythm, the title race may quickly be over.