Karim Benzema leads Real Madrid towards 2

Karim Benzema leads Real Madrid towards 2

karim_benzema_leads_real_madrid_towards_championship_trophies_in_both_european_cup_and_spanish_leagueLately, Karim Benzema has been hitting on all cylinders just at the right time as Real Madrid continues to strive towards winning both the European Cup as well as the Spanish League trophy.

Plagued by Minor Injuries

Unfortunately, the Ballon d’Or winner in Benzema has been dealing with successions of minor or little injuries throughout this professional football season. Including an injury that managed to keep Karim from playing for the national club of France during their run to the 2022 World Cup final from Qatar.

The highly – skilled 35 – year – old forward is now once again seeming to be mostly healthy and Benzema is starting to play up to his potential as one of the best players in European professional football as Real Madrid prepares to make a serious run at 2 – major football championship titles.

Karim Benzema Scores on Barca!

Benzema managed to net a goal during the 2nd – half hat trick in order to lead Real Madrid over Barcelona with a final tally of 4 to 0 on Wednesday, April 5th, 2023 which put his club team into the Copa del Rey final for the very 1st – time since the year of 2014.

Real Madrid is all set up now to face – off against Chelsea next week during the upcoming Champions League quarterfinals as they attempt to defend their championship title, and if they do come out victorious with a huge win it would become a record – extending 15th – European Cup trophy they would be hoisting.

Karim was named football’s best male player due to his remarkable 2021 – 2022 campaign in which he has only played a total of 31 out of Real Madrid’s 45 – games throughout all competitions this season all based upon the minor injuries he has endured lately. He has been effective as ever when fully healthy, especially in key contests in the Champions League as well as the Copa del Rey.

Benzema popped in 3 – goals during Real Madrid’s 6 to 2 aggregate victory over Liverpool in the round of 16 of the Champions League. Following Karim being left off of France’s national team for the recent European Championship qualifying matches, the supreme striker has now scored back – to – back hat tricks for the Real Madrid football club. He pushed pass 3 – goals in a range of just 7 – minutes during a 6 to nil rout of Valladolid in the Spanish League only 3 – days prior to his hat trick at Camp Nou. Benzema is on fire right now, and he is exemplifying why he is still one of the best goal scorers in the world at the moment.

“The work during the (international) break has certainly helped him,” the head coach of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, expressed. “He’s found his best condition and with the quality he has, he makes a difference for sure. He’s still one of the best players in the world at the moment and when he’s in good shape he makes a difference.”

The Strategy of Coach Carlo Ancelotti

Coach Ancelotti may possibly be lured to rest Karim or potentially other regular starters on Saturday, April 8th, 2023 when Real Madrid hosts Villarreal in a Spanish League match prior to battling Chelsea on the following Wednesday.

Ancelotti defeated Barcelona’s counterpart in Xavi Hernández through the play of his attack – minded strategy that started 11 with Benzema accompanied by the Brazilian forwards of Vinícius Júnior and Rodrygo.

The Italian head coach of Real Madrid also chose to go without a stopper in the midfield as he opted to go with the passing of Luka Modric as well as Toni Kroos to accommodate the lightning – fast speed of Federico Valverde.

To be fair, Xavi had many fewer options available to him because Pedri, Ousmane Dembélé, Frenkie de Jong, and Andreas Christensen were all out die to various injuries. This may be the main reason of the ultimate inevitable result demonstrating Real Madrid’s biggest victory at Barcelona’s home stadium since their 5 to 1 victory way back in 1963.

“His numbers say it all,” the defender for Real Madrid, Dani Carvajal, stated in regards to Karim Benzema. “He was hugely important for us again and we’re thrilled to have him in this vein of form at this stage of the season because he can give us lots to smile about.”

In the meantime, Real Madrid will now have to heavily – focus on the Champions League title with Barcelona presently being up a solid 12 – points ahead of Madrid at the top of the Spanish League standings.

“We played against a great Real Madrid team,” Xavi Hernández explained. “This was a tough night that will take us time to recover from, but we have to be positive and think about Girona and the league.”

Karim Benzema’s Football Career Achievements, Honors, & Awards



Ligue 1: 2004 – 2005, 2005 – 2006, 2006 – 2007, 2007 – 2008
Coupe de France: 2007 – 2008
Trophée des Champions: 2006, 2007

Real Madrid

La Liga: 2011 – 2012, 2016 – 2017, 2019 – 2020, 2021 – 2022
Copa del Rey: 2010 – 2011, 2013 – 2014
Supercopa de España: 2012, 2017, 2021 – 2022
UEFA Champions League: 2013 – 2014, 2015 – 2016, 2016 – 2017, 2017 – 2018, 2021 – 2022
UEFA Super Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2022
FIFA Club World Cup: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022


France U – 17

UEFA European Under – 17 Championship: 2004


UEFA Nations League: 2020 – 2021


Ballon d’Or: 2022
UEFA Men’s Player of the Year: 2021 – 2022
Golden Player Man Award: 2022
Onze d’Or: 2020 – 2021, 2021 – 2022
French Player of the Year: 2011, 2012, 2014, 2021
UEFA Champions League Player of the Season: 2021 – 2022
UEFA Champions League Top Goal Scorer: 2021 – 2022
FIFA FIFPRO World 11: 2022
La Liga Player of the Season: 2019 – 2020, 2021 – 2022
La Liga Best Player (voted by Marca fans): 2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021, 2021 – 2022
Trofeo Alfredo Di Stéfano: 2019 – 2020, 2021 – 2022
Pichichi Trophy: 2021 – 2022
UEFA Champions League Top Assist Provider: 2011 – 2012
UEFA Champions League Squad of the Season: 2020 – 2021
UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2021 – 2022
IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2022
Globe Soccer Awards Men’s Player of the Year: 2022
Bravo Award: 2008
Ligue 1 Top Scorer: 2007 – 2008
Coupe de France Top Scorer: 2007 – 2008
UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Month: January 2008, April 2008
UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year: 2007 – 2008
UNFP Ligue 1 Team of the Year: 2007 – 2008
Golden Lion for the Best Lyon Sportsman: 2007, 2008
French Rookie of the Year: 2006
Étoile d’Or: 2007 – 2008
La Liga Team of the Season: 2018 – 2019, 2019 – 2020, 2020 – 2021, 2021 – 2022
UEFA La Liga Team of the Season: 2019 – 2020
La Liga Player of the Month: October 2014, June 2020, March 2021, September 2021, April 2022
Supercopa de España Top Scorer: 2021 – 2022, 2022 – 2023
Real Madrid Player of the Season (voted by supporters): 2015 – 2016, 2018 – 2019, 2019 – 2020, 2021 – 2022
Best French Player playing Abroad: 2019, 2021, 2022
AS Player of the Year: 2021
Kicker Player of the Season: 2022
Madrid Sports Press Association Award (APDM)
ESM Team of the Year: 2020 – 2021, 2021 – 2022
L’Équipe’s Team of the Year: 2020, 2021, 2022
2005 UEFA – CAF Meridian Cup Top Scorer
UEFA European Championship Bronze Boot: 2020
UEFA Nations League Finals Bronze Boot: 2021
UEFA Nations League Finals Goal of the Tournament: 2021
Member of Guinness World Records 2021: Player with the most consecutive seasons in the UEFA Champions League (qualified for and played in the competition without interruption since 2005)


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Author: Henry Brown