Real Madrid striker Benzema joins the topscorer’s race

Karim is a player who was born to leave an indelible mark in the history of football based on goals and a magnificent performance on the green. ‘Monsieur’ Benzema is being one of the best players of the season 2020/21 at Real Madrid and LaLiga Santander 

The French Real Madrid striker was born to score… and to do it even twice. That’s what happened on the last Matchday 27 against Elche CF, when he signed a magnificent brace to lead the comeback of the White Team and put the final 2-1 on the scoreboard. He makes a total of 15 goals in this 2020/21 season. 

Dani Calvo took the lead for Elche CF with a goal in the 61st minute, but in the 73rd minute, Karim drew up on the scoreboard and executed a perfect header to finish off a measured cross by Luka Modric that Edgar Badia could not stop. It would not be until the 91st minute when the Frenchman again, after a perfect return from Rodrygo, found a tremendous cross shot, directly to the right post and unstoppable for the Elche CF goalkeeper. Hats off for the striker! 

The ‘9’ of the White Team thus placed third in the race to become the top scorer in LaLiga Santander -the popular ‘Pichichi’ trophy-, tied on goals with Gerard Moreno and En-Nesyri. And only surpassed by Messi (21 goals) and Luis Suárez (18) in first and second position, respectively. 

Benzema’s statistics in 2020/21 

Goals and assists. In addition to being the undisputed leader in goals of the Merengue team, the striker was not only born to score, but to generate chances, so the rest of his teammates can do so. He is the second best assists provider for Real Madrid, with five assists, only surpassed by Toni Kroos with six. 

The Lyon player is the forward with capital letters and with his quality and exquisite style of play, he has become over the years one of the indispensable players for Zinedine Zidane. Habitual in the lineups of every game, Karim Benzema has played a total of 2,033 minutes and has started in the 23 games he has played this season. His physical potential has allowed him to win 70 duels, 17 of them aerial and he has been able to get 44 recoveries for the Madrid team. 

He actively participates in the action with up to 836 combinative game passes and gets along wonderfully with his teammates. He is the perfect nine, the ideal center forward who sees spaces like no one else, who has his leg armed under sticks to pierce the net of the rival without remorse and who leaves as many superlatives actions to remember as the goal of Matchday 23 against Valencia CF, or the tying goal against the current leader, Atlético de Madrid, on Matchday 26. 

He has delighted everyone with goals from all perspectives and situations: goals which worth three points, header goals and goals over the horn that enhance the figure of one of the Real Madrid captains and the silent leader of that dressing room. There are 11 Matchdays ahead to continue enjoying his communion with the goal, his perfect movements on the board, flying through the pitch celebrating every goal, and the tireless work of a player who has gained being one of the greats LaLiga Santander figures. Starting with the match of this Matchday 28 against the surprising RC Celta… 

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