exact Madrid's Benzema overtakes Raul in LaLiga scoring charts

Karim Benzema climbed into the very best 5 of LaLiga’s all-time goalscorers on Wednesday, after scoring twice in exact Madrid‘s 4-zero win over Elche.

Benzema’s first strike put him forward of Madrid good Raul Gonzalez onto 229 LaLiga goals, after he handed one other membership legend, Alfredo di Stefano, final month.

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Now on 230 goals, the one gamers to have scored elevated than Benzema are Mexico’s Hugo Sanchez — who starred for Atletico Madrid, exact Madrid and Rayo Vallecano — with 234 goals, Athletic membership forward Telmo Zarra with 251, and Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, with 311 and 474 respectively.

“Karim is a participant who isn’t solely a forward, he is a full participant, he combines effectively collectively with his teammates, gamers like Rodrygo tonight, he is on a daily basis ready inside the penalty space and he helps us so a lot in possession,” exact Madrid supervisor Carlo Ancelotti mentioned of Benzema after his latest milestone.

“Karim is having a unbelievable profession, let’s hope he can carry on, every Madrid fan wishes him to be at this stage.”

Benzema joins LaLiga legends in extreme 5 objective scorers

Benzema joined Madrid from Lyon in 2009 and is now in his 14th season on the Santiago Bernabeu.

He has acquired 5 Champions Leagues in that time — in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2022 — and 4 LaLiga titles, as effectively as to 2 Copas del Rey, 4 Spanish Supercopas, 4 UEFA great Cups and 4 membership World Cups.

Benzema adopted the mantle of Madrid’s important objective scorer when Cristiano Ronaldo left the membership in 2018. He scored a profession-best 27 LaLiga goals inside the 2021-22 season as Madrid acquired the league, whereas grabbing 15 Champions League goals — 10 of them inside the knockout part — in comeback wins over Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester metropolis.

these performances have been rewarded with the 2022 Ballon d’Or, worthwhile the coveted particular person prize for the important time in October final 12 months.


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