Benzema reactivates scoring spree as Real Madrid thrive 3-0

Benzema reactivates scoring spree as La Liga resumes
Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema celebrates his second goal during the Spanish league football match between Real Madrid CF and Valencia CF at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas, on the outskirts of Madrid, on June 18, 2020. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO/AFP via Getty Images)

Karim Benzema is well and genuinely carving his name into the club’s history books with a great objective take

Benzema never envisioned he would be among Real Madrid’s main five goalscorers subsequent to outperforming Ferenc Puskas on Thursday.

The striker scored a support as Madrid moved back inside two points of adversaries and La Liga pioneers Barcelona with a 3-0 win over Valencia.

Benzema moved past Puskas (242 goals) and into fifth on Madrid’s untouched rundown with 243, behind just Cristiano Ronaldo (451), Raul (323), Alfredo Di Stefano (308) and Santillana (290).

The Frenchman, who showed up at Madrid from Lyon in 2009, was content with his accomplishment.

“I didn’t imagine anything like this, I’m very happy. I’ve been working for a long time now and I always put it in to keep improving,” Benzema said, via the club’s website.

“I hope I can keep going. I’m very happy to be playing for this club.”

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Benzema’s subsequent goal was tremendous as he controlled a Marco Asensio pass splendidly before releasing a volley past Valencia goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.

The 32-year-old said everything moved so rapidly as he scored to make it 3-0, preceding Lee Kang-in was later sent off for Valencia.

“It wasn’t an easy game due to the opposition who made it hard, but we won and didn’t concede,” Benzema said.

“It’s very important because Valencia are a very good team. For the second goal everything happened so fast.

“It was a cross from Marco, I control it, I shot with the left foot and it went in. It looks easy, but you have to do it so fast.”

Benzema has scored 21 goals in 38 games this season, with Madrid back in real life against Real Sociedad on Sunday. Benzema is likewise now just the fourth player in Madrid’s history to have hit 20 or more goal in at least eight seasons.

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Los Blancos manager, Zinedine Zidane singled out both Benzema and Eden Hazard for acclaim following the significant triumph over Valencia which keeps them inside contacting separation of Barcelona.

“It was a great goal, for the move and the finish – I’m delighted for Karim’s goals,” Zidane said.

“This was a really good game from Hazard. Physically, he was good and played 80 minutes. Sometimes you might think he’s starting to look tired, but then he picks up the ball and sprints away.”

Source: LaLiga

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