After 14 seasons at the Bernabeu, Karim Benzema bid farewell to Real Madrid on Sunday night with a goal in the Blancos' closing 1-1 La Liga match against Athletic Bilbao.
The French striker, who announced his farewell today, scored the equaliser in the 72nd minute and 120 seconds later was substituted and received a standing ovation from tens of thousands of fans. Oihn Sunset scored the visitors' goal in the 49th minute after Mikel Vesega missed a penalty. Despite losing both points, the Blancos finished second with 78 points.
Karim Benzema bids farewell, tonight at the Bernabeu,
Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, who finished third, drew 2-2. Nicholas Jackson (9) scored first for the hosts but then Angel Correa set up a turnover (18 and 56). Jorge Pascual equalised in the closing minutes and determined that Atletico would finish just below Real in the table.
Karim Benzema in the air, tonight at the Bernabeu, Photo: Reuters
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