They were under a lot of pressure early on, and they conceded a goal after a Rakitic free-kick penetrated the wall and soared into the bottom corner on 21 minutes.
Just minutes later, the margin was increased when sloppy defending prompted Corona to square for Lamela, who finished the job.
At halftime, Ancelotti made a switch, bringing on Rodrygo, that immediately paid off as he got on the end of a Carvajal cross to blast into the roof of the net and cut the deficit.
On 76 minutes, Ancelotti thought his side had equalized when Vinicius Junior did take a touch on a long cross before smashing home.
The goal was disallowed after the referee concluded that the Brazilian youngster had handled the ball, and despite a lengthy VAR review, the official’s previous ruling remained.
Nacho slammed home only seconds after coming on to the pitch when Carvajal cut the ball back to him on 82 minutes, bringing the visitors back into the game.
More good work from Vinicius Junior and Rodrygo allowed the latter to drag the ball back for Benzema in injury time, completing the stunning comeback.
The Frenchman took his time before thumping his shot and clinching the 3-2 victory.
— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) April 17, 2022
The visitors’ remarkable turnaround has given them a 15-point lead at the top of LaLiga, indicating that the league title will almost certainly return to the Bernabeu.
They’ll head to Osasuna next, where they’ll try to add three more points to their total on their route to the title.
The hosts’ surprise setback means they will lose out on a chance to finish second, and they will go to relegation-threatened Levante next to try to put this humiliation behind them.
𝑳𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒐𝒔𝒕? 𝑷𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒂 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒐𝒙!