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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Real Madrid were guilty of complacency as they struggled to see off the lowly Rayo Vallecano at the Santiago Bernabeu at the weekend.
Benzema was the cream of the crop for the Spanish giants, tormenting the Vallecano defense on a regular basis and getting his name on the score sheet. He hobbled off the pitch towards the end of the match as he picked a slight injury to his ankle and is now a doubt for the World Club Cup starting this month.
Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has admitted the pressure is growing on him to deliver more goals for the Spanish giants following the departure of former superstar teammate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo scored 311 goals in 275 La Liga appearances in the famous all-white jersey before ending his nine year stint at the Bernabeu in July after completing a move to Italian giants Juventus.
Under the interim manager Santiago Solari, Real Madrid won their first match on Wednesday. In the match, Los Blancos defeated Melilla with the score 4-0 on their way in the first round of their Copa Del Rey match with 32 rounds. Karim Benzema started scoring in the match after 28 minutes of the starting of the game, and Marco Asensio doubled the benefits on the halftime stroke. For the visitors, Alvaro Odriozola made it three with 11 minutes left, which gave Solari a gentle opening to his spell as a temporary manager.
Cristo Gonzalez added the fourth strike in time to put together the misery of the host. Vinicius Junior was given a start to Solari, and the Brazilians rewarded his choice with two assists. A trip to North Africa to face Melilla in Copa Del Rey could not have been Solari’s first choice as Los Blanco’s temporary coach, but the Argentine would have been happy with what he saw. Melilla is one of a few autonomous Spanish cities based on the African mainland, and Madrid left a number of starring stars home after the resignation of former boss Julen Lopetegui.
After having shown his appearance as bound for the exit door in the past, the star striker Karim Benzema says he is quite happy managing the European champions. Benzema has successfully left behind the individual season, which was quite disappointing in order to become a best performer in Cristiano Ronaldo’s post at Real Madrid. The upbeat striker had looked weak in the last term as he managed to net only 5 La Liga goals and started facing speculation with regards to his future at Santiago Bernabeu. However, the starting goal in final win of Champions league over Liverpool and Julen Lopetegui was appointed as head coach has made the striker hopeful to make a significant role for himself in the 10th season.
As far as his interest for AC Milan is concerned, the 30 year old says he is highly focused to bounce back to be the best so as to be successful. Benzema says that one
needs to continue winning silverware as the goal is always to achieve victory here as a team. He would be looking at having a good season, especially after his last unsuccessful season and try hard to etch his name in the history books of the club. He could not imagine possessing all that he has, but the prime objective of joining the club is to achieve silverware, be successful and gain lot many things. He always knew he would have some hard seasons to deal with, but it’s insignificant as he is a part of the world’s best club and he is delighted to be there.