World champions France are still waiting for their first win in the current UEFA Nations League campaign following their 1-1 draw with hosts Austria. France are the reigning World Cup winners and reigning Nations League winners.
With the draw against Austria in Vienna on Friday, France are now winless in their first three games as far as the ongoing UEFA Nations League campaign is concerned. France are in Group A1 alongside Austria, Croatia and Denmark.Read More
Real Madrid are reportedly planning to hand a contract extension to superstar striker Karim Benzema if they fail to sign ErlingHaaland in the summer. According to a report from Defensa Central, Real Madrid will offer a new contract to Karim Benzema if their pursuit of Borussia Dortmund hitman ErlingHaaland does not yield the desired result in the summer.
Haaland is one of the most coveted commodities heading into the upcoming transfer window. The 21-year-old Norwegian international will be available for a fee of €75 million due to a release clause in his contract with the Black and Yellows. Real Madrid have shown strong interest in signing the striker, even though they have almost wrapped up the transfer of Kylian Mbappe on a Bosman move.Read More
The UEFA Champions League is back next week and Real Madrid’s striker Karim Benzema is facing a race against time to be fit and ready for his side’s clash against French Ligue 1 heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain. The two European powerhouses were pitted against each other in the round of 16 draw held some weeks ago and it would be a resumption of hostilities between the two sides when they meet in France for the first-leg of the two-legged tie.
Benzema has been struggling for fitness fir a while now and only returned to normal training earlier in the week. Since then, he has been closely monitored and looked after by thhe Los Blancos team doctors as they plan to get their star striker back in full fitness ahead of the clash. Benzema has been one of the standout performers for Real Madrid this season and has formed a remarkable and exciting attacking partnership with Vinicius Junior in the Real Madrid frontline and it would only make sense for Madrid to get him as ready as possible for the visit to Paris where they will be facing Paris Saint-Germain. Read More
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema continued his good form in the Spanish La Liga this season after he scored in the comeback victory over Sevilla. The La Liga leaders had to do it the hard way to secure a big win in the title race.
Sevilla took the lead through Rafa Mir on 12 minutes off the assist from Marcos Acuna and it took hosts Real Madrid twenty (20) minutes for them to find the equaliser through the in-form Karim Benzema. The goal from Benzema ensured that Real Madrid went into the break on level terms with their visitors. Read More
Frenchman Karim Benzema is now the fourth highest goalscorer in UEFA Champions League (UCL) history after he moved ahead of Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez with his goal in the disappointing 2-1 loss at home to Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol for Spanish giants Real Madrid. Karim Benzema scored the lone Real Madrid goal in the second half but it was not enough for Carlo Ancelotti’s men to take a point.
Spanish La Liga leaders Real Madrid were heavy favourites ahead of their Group D clash with FC Sheriff but they were unable to live up to that status. Uzbekistan attacker JasurbekYakhshiboev stunned the Santiago Bernebeu with the opening goal of the game on 25 minutes and they were able to defend the lead until the half-time break. FC Sheriff players kept their Real Madrid counterparts at bay until the in-form Vinicius Junior was fouled in the box with twenty second half minutes gone. Fernando Costanza was adjudged to have brought down his fellow Brazilian player in the box and Benzema scored the resulting spot kick to level proceedings for Real Madrid.Read More
Real Madrid and Karim Benzema have decided that they want to continue their partnership after the striker recently signed a new contract extension at the club. Benzema, a long-serving player at the Santiago Bernabeu, has been a mainstay in the Real Madrid starting lineup since making his debut for the club and he has grown from strength to strength, establishing himself as one of the most important players at the club. He has also done enough to earn himself the status of a legend at Real Madrid and is a loved player among the club’s fans.
Benzema was signed as a very young striker from French Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon in the summer transfer window of 2009 and he has not looked back since then. Benzema has somehow managed to remain a Real Madrid player despite the club signing a lot of other attackers while he has still remained at the club. The Los Blancos have been under the management of several managers in the last couple of years but while others have all dispersed, he has remained at the club and they are now set to continue their journey together for at least another two years. Read More
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has refuted claims that he could be leaving the Spanish La Liga giants this summer and has insisted that he wants to continue playing for the club. Benzema scored two goals for France on Monday night against Switzerland in their Euros 2020 knockout round encounter but the goals were not enough to see them proceed to the next round as they were knocked out by the Swiss side on penalties after playing out a 3-3 draw.
France went behind early in the first half of the tie and trailed till the end of the opening 45 minutes before getting an equalizer through Benzema in the second half. The striker scored another goal in what was a quick-fire brace and he put France in the lead. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba scored a third for Les Blues to make the scoreline 3-1 but they could not preserve the lead as they conceded two goals which saw Switzerland equalize to make the scoreline 3-3. Read More
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has expressed his excitement and delight to be rejoining the France national team after more than six years out of the squad. The former Lyon striker was banned from ever representing his country’s national team after he and his former France teammate Valbuena were careless to have had their sex tape released to the internet. The incident, which occurred back in 2014, was enough to have him thrown out of the France squad by the France Football Federation and he had never gotten a call-up from them until this week.
Even though the striker has since been performing brilliantly for Real Madrid since then, there had not been a perfect excuse for France to recall him to the squad. However, in what will be a happy return for the prolific goalscorer, he will now be able to represent his country at international competitions, starting from the EUROS 2020-2021 after France national team head coach Didier Deschamps sent him a surprise call-up to link up with the rest of the squad. Read More
It was a clash of the titans when Chelsea and Real Madrid played in the semi-final of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night and there were both positives and negatives for both clubs to take out of the tie. Both sides fought out a worthy battle and eventually set up a second leg clash that is perceived to be an interesting one.
Chelsea striker Timo Werner opened the scoring and gave the Blues the lead to light up the clash. However, Karim Benzema made it a battle of the strikers of both sides as he came up clutch once again for the Los Blancos to draw the tie level. With both sides missing valuable and precious chances to go ahead, the game would then end in a 1-1 draw, meaning that the second leg will be a clash to play for. Read More
Real Madrid talisman Karim Benzema has closed the gap on club legend Raul Gonzalez on the Champions League overall scoring chart after his goal against Italian Serie A team Atalanta in the second leg of the round of 16 tie between the two clubs. Karim Benzema was on target for Real Madrid in the 3-1 home win over Atalanta on Tuesday night as the Spanish team sealed a quarterfinal place with a 4-1 aggregate victory after they had won the away leg 1-0 over 10-man Atalanta courtesy the late goal from French left-back Ferland Mendy.
Atalanta were the better team at the start of the second leg until Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric pounced on a poor pass from Atalanta shot stopper Marco Sportiellobefore providing the assist for Karim Benzema to score the opener in the second leg on 34 minutes. Karim Benzema was able to take his goal tally to five goals in six Champions League games this season and 21 goals in 31 games for Real Madrid in all competitions this term. With the goal against Atalanta, Karim Benzema took his Champions League tally to 68 goals thus closing the gap on Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez in fourth position. Benzema is in fifth position on the list of the overall Champions League leading goalscorersand the Frenchman is now within three goals of Raul Gonzalez. Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is third on the list with 73 goals, while Barcelona skipper Lionel Messi is second with 120 goals. Juventus player Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 134 goals and he has the most goals in the history of the competition. Read More