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 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
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
Real Madrid will continue their sole mission of putting increased pressure on La Liga table-toppers Atletico Madrid when they make a trip to Real Valladolid in their next league clash on Saturday evening. Zinedine Zidane saw his players secure a comfortable 2-0 win over Valencia in their last league clash, their third straight win in the league, and they will want to keep the momentum and high spirits intact.
Toni Kroos and Karim Benzema were the scorers for Madrid who continue to maintain their second position in the league table. However, ahead of their trip to Valladolid on Saturday, the Madrid club continue to battle with injury crises and have a couple of stars who have missed a large chunk of games due to several injuries this season.Read More
In what will come as good news with everyone associated with Real Madrid Football Club, it has been declared that French striker Karim Benzema may likely return from injury against Inter Milan as both clubs lock horns in the UEFA Champions League this week.
Benzema missed Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Villarreal on Saturday due to injury and it was declared earlier that he will be missing the Inter game. However, a recent statement has been released insinuating that the star striker could be back to the starting eleven as he looks to help his side secure a win. Read More
Many players are getting inspired from Karim Benzema because of his longevity to reach the top. He has been able to establish once again as one of the elite strikers of the world in the previous year. Benzema received much applause for his achievement. Among the players who have praised him, Raphael Varane is one of them. He has seen Benzema in action many times as he has been his team-mate for Real Madrid for a long time. Raphael stated that Benzema is really his inspiration and he admires and respects him a lot.
Karim Benzema joined Real Madrid in the year 2009. He has been able to shape out his incredible career at the Santiago Bernabeu. Rediscovering his best form has been the most inspiring and impressive thing in his entire career with Real Madrid. He has faced a lot of struggles between the years 2016 and 2018 when he scored just 16 goals in 61 matches. But later, Benzema, who is from Lyon Academy, was able to re-establish himself. Read More
The French duo of Real Madrid Zinedine Zidane and Karim Benzema mutually agreed to pertain to this season’s goal scoring issue.
Karim Benzema is the striker of Real Madrid and he is at the top of club’s scoring charts and in this season, he has found the net 26 times of the back. This season has been the blockbuster for the main player man of the team and despite not doing good on penalties. The matter of fact is that Benzema is before the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Cristiano Ronaldo and Raheem Sterling pertaining to the number of goals. Read More
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema who remains banished from the France national setup for four years running is not expected to get a call-up anytime soon. The player says he holds no grudges despite the snub. Benzema does not want to go crazy over the situation, preferring to make peace with it.
The Real Madrid has played in 81 games and scored 27 goals for France since making his debut in March 2007.He has not been called-up since August 2015 due to his alleged involvement in an attempt to blackmail ex-Lyon footballer Mathieu Valbuena over a sex-tape. Read More