Marca reports in the 39th minute of play the visitors were awarded a penalty for a foul on Lucas Vazquez, after which the French forward stepped up and scored to double Real Madrid's lead at the time.
However, the BeIN Sports cameras captured the Welsh international approaching Benzema and asking for the ball, only for the former Lyon goalscorer to refuse.
There were no major theatrics, as was the case between Edinson Cavani and Neymar earlier in the campaign.
Then, when Los Blancos were awarded a second penalty, Benzema took the ball and handed it to his teammate.
Bale converted the second spot kick, which he had won, doubling his tally for the afternoon and boosting his own confidence after a difficult period out of the team in Madrid.