The Benzema code: 1-1-1-2-1-2

21 Mar 2021

Karim Benzema is starting to do things we saw happen with Cristiano Ronaldo, as it is rare that a game goes by without his name ending up on the scoresheet.

The Frenchman might be some way off the incredible numbers Cristiano put up, but he is writing his own history.

On Saturday against Celta VigoBenzema‘s two goals tied him with Santillana as the club’s fourth-highest goalscorer of all time in LaLiga Santander with 186.

That was just days after his strike against Atalanta made him only the fifth player to reach 70 Champions League goals, after CristianoLionel MessiRaul Gonzalez and Robert Lewandowski.

Overall, Benzema has 272 goals in a Real Madrid shirt, and it is surely only a matter of time before he overtakes Santillana‘s 290 and sets his sights on Alfredo Di Stefano and Raul.

In recent weeks, the 33-year-old’s goalscoring has been key to Los Blancos‘ resurgent form, and he has eight goals in his last six appearances, scoring at least once in all of them.

In all competitions he now has 23 goals in 32 matches this season, of which 17 have come in LaLiga Santander, putting him in the race for the Pichichi Trophy, which he has never won.

Only a spell in the treatment room could stop Benzema in the last couple of months, and his form has been a key reason why Real Madrid remain alive in LaLiga Santander and the Champions League.

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Lewandowski 10 Goals Bayern Munich
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