Real Madrid champion of Spain: Karim Benzema, an extraordinary season… and in gold?

It was a preserve, a trophy almost reserved for the untouchable pair. Major man of the title of champion of Spain acquired by Real Madrid, Karim Benzema is also on the way to becoming Pichichi for the first time in his career. A just reward, after which he never really ran, but which illustrates how much he has crushed La Liga this season.

Four days from the end of the current exercise, the Frenchman has scored 26 goals in 30 league matches, 11 more than his runner-up Enes Ünal (Getafe). The ratio should not allow him to reach the monstrous standards of the duo Messi – Ronaldo, whose totals have almost always exceeded 30 units since the 2009-2010 season. Only the 2019-2020 season, at the end of which the Argentinian had scored “only” 25 goals, was an exception in this goal race that his Portuguese rival had already left for Italy anyway.


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Even Luis Suarez, the only scorer capable of competing with the two behemoths in a championship (2015-2016) had to reach 40 units. The departures of the giants put an end to an exceptional period. Whether he sticks to this record or whether he takes advantage of the latest outings to weigh it down, Karim Benzema will certainly not be a task in the prestigious list of pichichis. With the exception of the aforementioned three men and Diego Forlan, impressive just before the start of the dominance of “La Pulga” and CR7, no other man had reached the 30-goal mark in La Liga in the 21st century anyway.

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Long in the service of His Majesty Cristiano, always important for the collective work, “KB9” has, this time, reached a form of plenitude. He had never scored so much in the league. He had never scored so much. Especially since the increase in his performance in terms of achievements has not affected his ability to deliver decisive passes. With 11 offerings in La Liga, he can also aim for a new personal best, for the moment established at 13 offerings during the 2012-2013 season.

They can’t take the Ballon d’Or away from him

Another possible record, much more prestigious: the number of goals scored in a single edition of the Champions League. The brand is owned by Cristiano Ronaldo, author of 17 achievements in 2013/2014. Benzema is down to 14, with one or two more games to play. Difficult, but not impossible. If he succeeds, the tricolor striker would then reach the bar of 50 pawns in all competitions in 2021-2022. A threshold reserved for the giants, of which he is a part, and for most Ballons d’Or in recent years.

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Benzema has been good this season but also as soon as he arriveddid not fail to underline its president, Florentino Pérez, with Movistarafter winning the title on Saturday. There’s no doubt that they have to give him the Ballon d’Or this year. They can’t take it away from him. The Champions League should be the justice of the peace.

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