Karim Benzema scored two penalties and had another saved as Real Madrid won 2-1 at Celta Vigo on Saturday.

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Benzema put Madrid ahead from the spot in the 19th minute before Celta had a Thiago Galhardo headed equaliser ruled out for offside in a lively first half

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The home side levelled through Nolito on 52 minutes and Benzema saw a second penalty saved by goalkeeper Matias Dituro,

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LaLiga table with eight games left to play. Second-placed Sevilla are due to travel to Barcelona on Sunday.

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"It was very important," Thibaut Courtois said afterward. "Celta away is always a difficult game, you can always suffer here

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All our games here have been tough. I don't know if we deserved to win, in the first half I made two great saves.

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Courtois was needed again to reach Aspas' curling free kick, and later tipped Galhardo's header onto the post.