Benzema and Felix shine as Real Madrid and Atletico get set for Champions League tests

Karim Benzema missed one penalty but scored two in Real Madrid’s La Liga win over Celta Vigo on Saturday. (AFP/MIGUEL RIOPA)

Karim Benzema and Joao Felix ensured Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid claimed morale-boosting victories in La Liga on Saturday before facing the Premier League’s heavyweights next week in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Benzema missed one penalty but scored two as Real Madrid defeated Celta Vigo 2-1 to get back to winning ways ahead of Wednesday’s crunch meeting with Chelsea.