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Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid have rallied to avoid disappointing results in their milestone matches in Spain's La Liga on Sunday.
Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick as Madrid had to twice come from behind before they comfortably beat Celta Vigo 5-2 in their return to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium after more than 18 months.
Atletico needed two late goals to beat Espanyol 2-1 in Antoine Griezmann's first game back since a stint with Barcelona.
Benzema, Vinicius Junior and debutant Eduardo Camavinga netted the goals as Madrid returned to the Bernabeu 560 days after it was closed because of the coronavirus pandemic and a massive renovation project.
"It was a special night for us," Benzema said.
"I always say that we need the support of the fans and today they gave all they had to help us again."
The remodelling of the Bernabeu is not expected to finish until 2022 but the stadium reopened to a limited crowd of 19,874 in the first match at the venue since March 1, 2020, when Madrid defeated Barcelona 2-0 with Zinedine Zidane still as their coach.
The huge structures that will hold the stadium's new retractable roof are already in position.
Celta opened the scoring through Santi Minaonly four minutes into the match before Benzema equalised with a shot from inside the area.
The visitors Celta retook the lead in the 31st with Franco Cervi on target only for Benzema to level again, this time with a header at the start of the second half.
Vinicius Junior scored the go-ahead goal in the 54th and Camavinga - making his debut off the bench after being signed at the transfer deadline - added to the lead from close range in the 72nd.
Benzema closed the scoring by converting a late penalty .
The victory left Madrid at the top of the standings with 10 points from four matches, tied with Valencia and Atletico.
Thomas Lemar scored deep into stoppage time to give Atletico the win at Espanyol in Griezmann's first match back on loan.
The France forward had a lacklustre performance, being substituted early in the second half by Joao Felix, who hadn't played this season because of injury.
Raul de Tomas put the hosts ahead with a header in the 40th but Yannick Carrasco equalised in the 79th and Lemar got the winner with a shot from inside the area in the ninth minute of injury time after an assist by Carrasco.
Valencia conceded early but recovered to win 4-1 at Osasuna for their second win in a row while Real Sociedad picked up their third consecutive victory with a 2-0 win at Cadiz thanks to late goals by Mikel Oyarzabal.