Benzema keeps on scoring, Madrid stays close to Barcelona

MADRID (AP) — Karim Benzema keeps putting his World Cup disappointment behind him. Benzema scored for the sixth time after being dropped from France’s World Cup squad because of an injury and led Real Madrid to a 2-0 win at Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish league. The goal allowed Benzema to join former Madrid great Raúl with 228 league goals with the club. It also helped Madrid get back within three points of league leader Barcelona. The Catalan club earlier Sunday had defeated Getafe 1-0 at the Camp Nou with a goal by Pedri.

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