Belgium forward Eden Hazard found the back of the net for the first time in a Real Madrid outfit in over a year as his side beat newly-promoted Huesca 4-1 in La Liga on Saturday.
Hazard has had a terrible time with injuries since joining Madrid for 100 million euros ($113 million) from Chelsea in 2019 but the Belgian will hope his stunning strike from distance at the Alfredo di Stefano can kick-start his career in Spain against Granada in October last year, and his second overall in La Liga.
Huesca had been the better team but Hazard’s strike turned the contest in the 40th minute when he received the ball on the half-turn and swerved a superb shot into the corner from 30 yards out.
Benzema made it two, chesting down Lucas Vazquez’s cross at the back post and driving in on the brink of half time.
After the break, Valverde struck a sweet half-volley into the corner to make it three.
Ferreiro gave Huesca brief hope in the 74th minute.
However, Madrid were never overly troubled and Benzema rounded off the win in injury-time, converting a smart header back from Rodrygo on the stroke of stoppage time…
Huesca, who are yet to win this season, might feel the scoreline was harsh after they squandered early chances while
Madrid will hope the dip that put Zidane under pressure earlier this month is over.
The victory takes Real above Real Sociedad to the top of the table to cap an encouraging week, which began with a Clasico win over Barcelona at Camp Nou and finishes with them moving nine points clear of the Catalans.