Varane scores twice as Real battle back to beat Huesca

Raphael Varane of Real Madrid scores the second goal too make it 1-1 during the La Liga Santander match between SD Huesca v Real Madrid on February 6, 2021.

Raphael Varane bagged a brace as Real Madrid came from behind to claim a much-needed 2-1 away win over Huesca.

Goalscoring opportunities came at a premium in the first half, but Huesca found the back of the net just three minutes into the second period when Javi Galan fired home from outside the box after a cross-field Shinji Okazaki pass.

However, Real restored parity soon after when Raphael Varane bundled home a ball that spun high into the air after Karim Benzema had cracked a free-kick off Alvaro Fernandez’s crossbar.

Benzema was presented with a glorious opportunity to score a second for Real Madrid 13 minutes from the end, but struck his powerful effort from six yards out straight at Fernandez’s chest on the line.

Real Madrid cranked up the pressure as full-time approached and finally found a second goal six minutes from the end when Varane finished from close range after a Casemiro header from a free-kick had been saved.

The result sees Real close the gap on La Liga pace-setters Atletico Madrid to seven points, although Diego Simeone’s side can stretch their lead further with their two games in-hand.


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