It was another five-star performance by Real Madrid, who completely demolished opponents Sporting Gijon under newly appointed manager and club legend Zinedine Zidane.
All three members of their BBC attacking triumvirate made it to the scoresheet, on a day when it looked like Gijon had no answers for Los Blancos.
The BBC trio were the recipients of many words of praise from Zidane after the match, but the manager did not just praise them for their attacking display. Zizou believes that the three worked hard to help out the defence as well, which helped his side beat Gijon.
“The [front] three (Benzema, Bale, Ronaldo) are very good and that’s no surprise. I’m very happy with their work and not only with the ball, they worked very well defensively. And that’s important,” Zidane was quoted as saying by Goal.com.
“I know what we can do and what we’ll do in future. I’m just at the beginning, because what I want is to keep going for a title at the end of the season. We must continue like that,” he said.
‘Real’ test coming up now
However, the flip side of that emphatic win was the fact that both Benzema and Bale injured themselves during the game, which makes them a doubt for the upcoming matches.
“Karim’s is a kick. Bale’s is more complicated because it’s his calf. We’ll see what the scan says. We hope it’s something small,” said Zidane.
With two key components of their BBC trio out injured, the onus will now be on the shoulders of their star forward Ronaldo, to take Los Blancos through in the next few games. Also, with Real Madrid having to serve out a transfer ban from the summer of 2016, they might be thinking of bringing in more players in the January transfer window, especially if Bale’s injury turns out to be a serious one.