There have been many iconic and legendary forwards who have played a part in Real Madrid’s illustrious history and as a partnership, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior have a record that compares favourably to any other in recent decades.
Benzema is thriving with the greater responsibility given to him in Los Blancos’ attack since Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, while Vini Jr has taken a big leap this season and is looking like a real star, instead of merely a raw talent. Together, their importance to the team cannot be overstated.
In fact, between them, the attacking duo have scored 62.16 percent of all Real Madrid’s goals this season. Call it dependence, call it a hot streak of form, what’s certain is that Benzema and Vinicius are huge players and showing their worth in 2021/22.
Their numbers so far this campaign make them the most dominant pairing within a Real Madrid team since 1945/46 when Pruden and Sabino Barinaga bagged 62.86 percent of the goals.