Real Madrid has won 2022. It won its first league game after the World Cup break on Friday evening with 0-2 against Valladolid. Thibaut Courtois played a major role again at Real with some important saves when it was still 0-0. That other compatriot, Eden Hazard, was again glued to the bench for 90 minutes.
It was Karim Benzema who opened the scoring for the Madrilenians. In minute 83, the Royal received a light penalty after intervention by the VAR. Bacon to the mouth of the Frenchman, who is immediately back after his injury from the World Cup.
Six minutes later, Benzema doubled the score after a good run from Camavinga. Real jumps back to the lead in La Liga with the victory. It counts one point more than Barcelona, which has played one game less.
Here are some of Courtois’ saves: