Benzema Sends Twitter into a Frenzy With an Unreal Back-Heel Nutmeg Assist for Casemiro's Winner Against Espanyol

Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema provided a stunning assist for Casemiro on Sunday night | Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Karim Benzema sent Twitter into meltdown after producing a stunning back-heel nutmeg assist for Casemiro as Real Madrid beat Espanyol 1-0 on Sunday night.

Benzema produced a moment of magic to set up Casemiro in Madrid's 1-0 victory that sent them two points clear atop LaLiga on Sunday.

The forward's outrageous back-heel through the legs of defender Bernardo Espinosa gave Casemiro a simple finish.

The goal leaves Madrid two points clear of Barcelona at the top of LaLiga and continues Benzema's stunning run of form after his wonder goal against Valencia.

The Frenchman's assist sparked thousands of tweets from fans, many of whom compared the 32-year-old's cheeky assist to Guti's famous back-heel 10 years ago.

On that occasion, Benzema was the recipient of Guti's genius and slotted home from close range, with supporters quick to compare the two on Sunday night.

Supporter @SamiiZaiin2 tweeted: "Guti did it first, Benzema perfected it."

Another fan, @PrinceBugatti, suggested Benzema had taken inspiration from his former team-mate: "So, Benzema learnt from the best. Guti!"

The Twitter account @TheExpertChels simply wrote: "Sorry for posting filth on the timeline."

As for the man of the moment himself, Benzema played down his heroics after the game: "The backheel? For me it’s football... I see football like that, I knew Casemiro was coming," he said. "It was a good assist but the important thing is Casemiro’s goal."