Under Cristiano Ronaldo for nearly ten years, Karim Benzema Real Madrid exploded at an unexpected time, meaning in the twilight of his career.
What the French-Algerian is doing at the age of 34 is simply exceptional, especially this season, by far the best of his career.
41 goals in the most matches in all competitions is a statistic worthy of the greatest names in football history. Just as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have done over the past decade, Benzema has also started collecting records.
Many observers agree that had it not been for the circumstances that accompanied his career, he might not have been far, in terms of state, with the Portuguese and the Argentine.
It is not an exaggeration to learn that Benzema, who was crowned champion of Spain on Saturday with Real Madrid, played for nearly ten years under the star Ronaldo, almost did not receive penalties and was excluded from the French national team for six years for not playing sports. considerations.
Without making a lot of noise, the French top scorer in history, ahead of Thierry Henry, is on the verge of wiping out Raul Gonzalez in Real Madrid’s top scorer rankings.
With 320 goals scored in the white shirt, Karim Benzema will undoubtedly surpass Raul (323 goals) in a few days. He will then be second behind the untouchable Cristiano Ronaldo and his record of 450 goals.
With or without the Champions League…
The former Lyon player is also on his way to becoming one of the most capped players in White House history. By facing Manchester City last Tuesday in the Champions League semi-finals, he reached the mark of 600 games played for the club. And there again, it’s only a matter of days and he’ll outsmart legendary players, such as Hierro and Paco Gentil (601 matches each).
Also in the near future, he has a record that will plunge him a little more into the legend, and he is the top scorer in a copy of the Champions League, which Cristiano Ronaldo holds with 17 goals.
Karim Benzema scored 14 goals this season in the competition. He may have two matches left (the second leg in the semi-finals and possibly a final) to score four goals and send Cristiano Ronaldo off.
It will be very difficult but not impossible for someone who has been collecting a hat-trick for a few weeks in European competition.
A hat-trick against Paris Saint-Germain in the eighth, and another against Chelsea in the quarter-finals, a double in City goals in. semi-final go Disputed Tuesday, April 26, pending return.
No player has given so many of the world’s most expensive defenses in such a short period of time. Karim Benzema distinguishes his team and wins it in prestigious competitions, which makes him a potential candidate for the Ballon d’Or.
Last season, he finished the race for the podium and this season he has to be his. Other players coveted and deserved the title as well, such as the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, who is also still in contention for the Champions League title.
The trophy weighs heavily in awarding the title of best player in the world, but with everything the French-Algerian-Algerian has done in recent months, the Ballon d’Or should not escape it.
“With or without the Champions League” should be crowned, for example Thierry Henry thinks of the person who conceded the title of the best French scorer in history last March.
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