Karim Benzema went full Ronaldo Nazario with assist for Vinicius in Real Madrid 6-0 Levante

Karim Benzema went full Ronaldo Nazario to bamboozle Levante's goalkeeper before Vinicius' goal

Real Madrid destroyed Levante in their La Liga clash on Thursday evening.

Despite having already won the league and with a Champions League final on the horizon, Carlo Ancelotti fielded a strong side for the game at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Los Blancos won 6-0 in a dominant display.

Goals from Ferland Mendy, Karim Benzema, Rodrygo Goes and Vinicius Jr gave Real a four-goal lead at half-time.

Vinicius then netted twice in the second half to complete his hat-trick and round out the scoring.

Benzema was on fire once again on Thursday evening.

Karim Benzema went full Ronaldo Nazario to bamboozle Levante's goalkeeper before Vinicius' goal
MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 12: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid acknowledges the fans during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid CF and Levante UD at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 12, 2022 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

His goal in the first-half means he is now Real Madrid’s joint-second highest goalscorer ever with 323 goals, alongside Raul.

He also channelled his inner Ronaldo Nazario with a magical assist for Vinicius’ second goal.

Ronaldo was known for going round the goalkeeper with ease and that’s exactly what Benzema did.

The Frenchman showed some nifty footwork to deceive Daniel Cárdenas, before putting the ball on a plate for Vinicius to score.

It was a wonderful piece of trickery and you can watch it below…

Look at those dance moves!

Just give this man the Ballon d’Or already.

His footwork went down well on social media and you can view some reaction from football fans below…

Ancelotti was full of praise for his star striker before the match against Levante.

Ancelotti told SiriusXM FC, per the Daily Mail: “I have difficulty calling Benzema only a centre-forward because he’s a fantastic player that’s playing from the front.

“He’s not only a top scorer but he also provides assists for his teammates and partakes in the build-up of play.

“He’s a complete player and for us, he’s really important because he scores so many goals.

“He’s a top, top player and I think he’s the best right now.

“It’s the same with [Luka] Modric. It doesn’t seem like he’s 36 because he still has the enthusiasm to play, the professionalism to be at the top all the time. They’re both really important for us.”

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