Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has said his two goals in Sunday’s Clasico fixture ultimately meant nothing as Los Blancos slipped to defeat.
In front of a capacity crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu, Barcelona ran out 4-3 winners thanks to a Leo Messi hat trick and an Andres Iniesta strike. Cristiano Ronaldo scored Real’s other goal in a match the threw the La Liga race wide open again.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Benzema, who is enjoying his most productive campaign in a Real Madrid shirt, admitted his two goals meant nothing because Los Blancos failed to get the win, and saw the 31-game unbeaten run come to an end.
He said the team was disappointed as they felt they controlled large parts of the game and stopped the Catalan outfit from playing.
“We are disappointed with the result,” Benzema told gathered journalists.
He added: “We scored three goals and had control of the game. When Barcelona don’t have the ball it makes it difficult for them to have a good game.
“Barca always have possession and against a team like that we adapted our game to go forward. I scored two goals but they don’t mean anything now. What matters is the result.”