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Photos La Liga 2022-23: Ballon d’Or Winner Karim Benzema Scores As Real Madrid Beat Elche – In Pics

Karim Benzema celebrated his maiden Ballon d’Or trophy with a goal as Real Madrid defeated Elche 3-0 on Wednesday night in La Liga 2022-23. Fede Valverde and Marco Asensio scored the other goals as the La Liga leaders cruised to victory. Madrid opened a six-point lead over its Catalan rival, which will host seventh-place Villarreal on Thursday. It was the ninth win in 10 matches for the defending champions. Madrid remains the only unbeaten team in the league.

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La Liga 2022-23: Elche vs Real Madrid | Photo: AP/Alberto Saiz

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, left, and Real Madrid's Eder Militao leave the pitch after the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Real Madrid at the Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche, Spain.

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La Liga 2022-23: Elche vs Real Madrid | Photo: AP/Alberto Saiz

Real Madrid's Marco Asensio celebrates after scoring his sides third goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Real Madrid at the Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche, Spain.

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La Liga 2022-23: Elche vs Real Madrid | Photo: AP/Alberto Saiz

Real Madrid's Federico Valverde, left, watches as Real Madrid's Eder Militao, center, challenges Elche's Lucas Boye during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Real Madrid at the Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche, Spain.

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La Liga 2022-23: Elche vs Real Madrid | Photo: AP/Alberto Saiz

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, 2nd left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his sides second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Real Madrid at the Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche, Spain.

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La Liga 2022-23: Elche vs Real Madrid | Photo: AP/Alberto Saiz

Elche's Gerard Gumbau, right, challenges Real Madrid's Aurelien Tchouameni during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Real Madrid at the Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche, Spain.

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La Liga 2022-23: Elche vs Real Madrid | Photo: AP/Alberto Saiz

Real Madrid's head coach Carlo Ancelotti gestures during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Real Madrid at the Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche, Spain.

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La Liga 2022-23: Elche vs Real Madrid | Photo: AP/Alberto Saiz

Elche's Pere Milla, left, challenges Real Madrid's Luka Modric during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Real Madrid at the Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche, Spain.

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La Liga 2022-23: Elche vs Real Madrid | Photo: AP/Alberto Saiz

Real Madrid's Federico Valverde, left, celebrates with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema after scoring his sides first goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Real Madrid at the Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche, Spain.

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La Liga 2022-23: Elche vs Real Madrid | Photo: AP/Alberto Saiz

Elche's Nicolas Fernandez Mercau, left, challenges Real Madrid's Karim Benzema during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Real Madrid at the Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche, Spain.

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La Liga 2022-23: Elche vs Real Madrid | Photo: AP/Alberto Saiz

Elche's Raul Guti, left, challenges Real Madrid's Luka Modric during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Elche and Real Madrid at the Martinez Valero Stadium in Elche, Spain.

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