There are moves on a football pitch that will forever remain engraved in the fans’ memory.
Karim Benzema‘s skill, like Guti‘s famous backheel against Deportivo La Coruna, is one of those unforgettable moments.
The fans’ memory is the football museum. The moment will remain there forever.
If Benzema‘s move ends up having the transcendence it is supposed to have – it may be a defining moment in the destiny of this LaLiga Santander title – it will be revalued like good works of art.
Because the French goldsmith rescued a Real Madrid that was struggling to carve open too many chances against a determined Espanyol side; moments like what Benzema produced are often title-defining.
By going 1-0 ahead just before half-time, Benzema‘s backheel assist for Casemiro helped dampen Espanyol‘s enthusiasm and put Real Madrid on track to pick up all three points.
Three points more, one game less. The title is within touching distance.