Both sides entered the fixture knowing victory would see them favourites for La Liga this season alongside Atletico Madrid.
Madrid lined up without Eden Hazard in their ranks - but that doesn't matter when Benzema is in red hot form.
Federico Valverde burst into the Barcelona half before laying off to Lucas Vasquez, who whipped a fierce ball towards Benzema.
The Frenchman got goalside of Ronald Araujo and caught out goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen with a flick at the near post.
It was a vital goal in the contest and it's expected from one of the world's most in-form strikers.
Fans have reacted to the skill on display and they're in awe at Benzema who just gets better and better with age.
Benzema really pulled off a back heel finish in the El Clásico pic.twitter.com/RYu4AUtKIs
- ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 10, 2021
:warning: ' QUICK STAT
Karim Benzema has now scored in each of his last 7 LaLiga apps:
:soccer: vs Getafe
:soccer: vs Valencia
:soccer: vs Atlético
:soccer::soccer: vs Elche
:soccer::soccer: vs Celta
:soccer: vs Eibar
:soccer: vs Barcelona
This is the first time he's scored in 7 consecutive league matches in his career!#ElClasico pic.twitter.com/TR7K7hyi2l
- SofaScore (@SofaScoreINT) April 10, 2021
Benzema is reaching that Raul level status at Real Madrid for me
- Varun Joshi (@va3unjoshi) April 10, 2021
BENZEMA IS A BIG GAME PLAYER.
- FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) April 10, 2021
Karim Benzema at Real Madrid:
:white_check_mark::trophy: Won more trophies than Cristiano Ronaldo
:white_check_mark::dart: Made more assists than Zinedine Zidane
:white_check_mark::soccer: Scored more goals than Ferenc Puskás
Underrated and under-appreciated. pic.twitter.com/dSOlvE3QUM
- FootyEmporium (@EmporiumFooty) April 10, 2021
Toni Kroos made it 2-0 just past the half hour mark after his free-kick deflected in off Sergino Dest, who looked to turn away from the ball.
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