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Athletic Bilbao vs Real Madrid - 'Benzema can fill Real goalscoring void after Ronaldo exit'

Posted Saturday, September 15, 2018 by PA111 hits

Julen Lopetegui believes Karim Benzema is enjoying the prime stage of his career as he helps Real Madrid cope without record scorer Cristiano Ronaldo.In-form striker Benzema has registered four times in three LaLiga games during Real’s 100 per cent start under new coach Lopetegui.The Frenchman had been regularly overshadowed by the goalscoring exploits of Ronaldo since his arrival at ...Full Story »

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema 'training like little kids' - Julen Lopetegui

Posted Friday, September 07, 2018 by ESPN54 hits

Julen Lopetegui said Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale have been raring to go in Real Madrid training since they arrived for preseason and that their desire to work is fantastic. Bale has scored in all three of their La Liga games so far, while Benzema has netted doubles in consecutive games. There had been concern over who would replace Cristiano Ronaldo following his move to Juventus, but Lopet...Full Story »

Benzema plays four full games for the first time at Real Madrid

Posted Wednesday, September 05, 2018 by Marca.com43 hits

Julen Lopetegui has it clear in his head that Karim Benzema is a fundamental player for him at Real Madrid with the Frenchman having played 390 minutes so far in four games. It began on August 15th when Benzema played the European Super Cup against Atletico Madrid, in a three-man attack alongside Bale and Asensio. He struck after 27 minutes in a game that went into extra time. Then in the fi...Full Story »

Real Madrid 4 - 1 Leganes: Benzema at the double in Real Madrid’s win over Leganes

Posted Sunday, September 02, 2018 by PA48 hits

Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid eased to a third LaLiga win of the season with a 4-1 victory over Leganes.Gareth Bale opened the scoring for the home side before Leganes drew level from the penalty spot but Benzema struck twice in the second half before Sergio Ramos completed the scoring, also with a penalty.The home side dominated the opening period and it was no surprise when they to...Full Story »

Ramos: I gave the penalty to Benzema to be a good teammate and to be unselfish

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2018 by Marca.com54 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid exit has resulted in Sergio Ramos becoming the club's designated penalty taker for the 2018/19 season, but after scoring one spot kick on Sunday evening the captain passed on his duties to Karim Benzema when another arose. Benzema is the second in line to take penalties since the Portuguese's departure and Ramos explained that he gave the chance to the No.9 as ...Full Story »

Girona 1 - 4 Real Madrid: Benzema brace as Real Madrid continue winning ways

Posted Monday, August 27, 2018 by PA77 hits

Real Madrid came from behind to see off Girona and continue their winning start to the season, Karim Benzema grabbing a second-half brace in a 4-1 scoreline.Girona had been surprise winners in the same fixture last term but despite threatening a repeat when Borja Garcia opened the scoring, they could not contain Julen Lopetegui’s side at the Montilivi.Penalties either side of half-time &nd...Full Story »

Benzema responds to De Laurentiis: Another madman to add to the list

Posted Saturday, July 21, 2018 by Marca.com78 hits

A comment made by Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis about Karim Benzema's age had not gone down well with the French striker. The Italian was asked about the possibility of signing Benzema and Angel Di Maria and, as part of his response, he said that the Serie A runners-up are targeting younger players. Seemingly angered by this snub and comment about his age, the 30-year-old took to t...Full Story »

Real Madrid striker Benzema: Karius blunder goal not down to luck

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com107 hits

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema insists his goal in the Champions League final was not down to luck. Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius threw the ball off Benzema's leg and then watched helplessly as it rolled into the net. The French striker, though, has stated that the goal wasn't lucky and explained that he had to work hard to be in the right position. "No, I don't think it was luck," h...Full Story »

Bale and Benzema back on the scene

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by Marca.com95 hits

Nobody expect Real Madrid to align their BBC frontline at Barcelona on Sunday and yet Zinedine Zidane's return to the once-indisputable trio heralded a strong showing from Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. Needless to say, Cristiano Ronaldo was the focal point of the attack in the first half, scoring before being forced off with an ankle knock delivered as he poked Benzema's header across the li...Full Story »

Benzema: Great players are always criticised, we sell newspapers

Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Marca.com83 hits

Criticism of Karim Benzema has been over the top, the striker himself has claimed, and he believes such negativity is good for media business. The Real Madrid striker has endured a difficult campaign in front of goal to date, scoring just five times in LaLiga. However, in a lengthy interview with Vanity Fair, he has defended himself against the criticism that he has received of late. "The g...Full Story »

PSG could target Benzema

Posted Friday, April 13, 2018 by Goal.com114 hits

Paris Saint-Germain could turn their attention toward a summer move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, reports Le10Sport. The 30-year-old has endured a difficult season in Madrid, and could welcom a move back to his homeland. PSG are also after Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah, but Benzema could prove a more affordable option than that duo. Full Story »

Ronaldo is a team player - Zidane hails Real Madrid star's Benzema gesture

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com143 hits

Zinedine Zidane lauded Cristiano Ronaldo's selfless attitude towards Karim Benzema in the win over Alaves as the mark of a team man. Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to pass up the chance of a hat-trick and let Karim Benzema complete the 4-0 win over Alaves drew praise from Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane. Benzema has endured a torrid season in front of goal, scoring just three times in LaLiga ...Full Story »

Neither Benzema nor Bale deserve more credit than Asensio

Posted Monday, February 19, 2018 by Marca.com99 hits

Marco Asensio enjoyed his return to the Real Madrid starting line-up, and after scoring a brace against Real Betis neither Karim Benzema nor Gareth Bale deserve more credit than the Spaniard. Los Blancos emerged victorious from a match that wasn't one for the defensive purists at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. There were seven goals and Asensio scored two of them. Zinedine Zidane's charges ...Full Story »

Benzema shows off his car, gold watch and 'diplomatic immunity'

Posted Friday, January 26, 2018 by Marca.com118 hits

Real Madrid fans might not have been too happy with Karim Benzema's reaction to the club's Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Leganes. The striker shared a video on Instagram in which he showed off his Rolex Sky Dweller, worth 45,500 euros, while riding his Mercedes-Benz and listening to Drake's 'Diplomatic Immunity'. He put the song title as a caption, perhaps hinting at a double mean...Full Story »

Arsenal left Benzema offer on Real Madrid table

Posted Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by tribalfootball.com151 hits

Arsenal have left a bid for Karim Benzema on Real Madrid's table this month. The Gunners offered €40m for the France striker before Christmas and have informed Real the proposal remains. Benzema has been a long-term target for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and is seen as an option to replace wantaway striker Alexis Sanchez. Don Balon says the offer is the only one received for Benzema th...Full Story »

Karim Benzema poised to bring INSANE Bugatti collection to London after 'Arsenal offer'

Posted Friday, January 12, 2018 by Dailystar.co.uk158 hits

FLASH: Karim Benzema owns a fleet of luxury supercars The Frenchman, 30, has been struggling for form this season as the reigning La Liga and Champions League winners lie in fourth position. And according to Diario Gol, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has offered him an escape route. The manager is said to fancy the international as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who is nearing a move to Man Un...Full Story »

Benzema ruled out for up to three weeks

Posted Sunday, December 31, 2017 by Marca.com93 hits

Zinedine Zidane has been forced into a rethink of his attacking plans after Karim Benzema was hit by a hip injury, ruling him out for two to three weeks. Although Los Blancos have only just returned to training following the winter break, the games are set to pile up in January with Benzema at least out for the Copa del Rey double-header with Numancia, a LaLiga clash with Celta Vigo and maybe...Full Story »

Zidane: I will defend Benzema to death, he is one of the best in the team

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by Marca.com82 hits

In his final pre-match press conference before the Club World Cup final, Zinedine Zidane had some harsh words for those who continue to criticise Karim Benzema, a player that the French coach has total faith in. It wasn't too long ago that former England forward, Gary Lineker, took a cheeky swipe at Benzema's credentials, and the general feeling on the striker's performances being below par h...Full Story »

Zinedine Zidane responds to Harry Kane and Mauro Icardi rumours: Benzema has been very good

Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 by Express.co.uk121 hits

Zinedine Zidane has given Karim Benzema his backing. REAL MADRID boss Zinedine Zidane has spoken out about his January transfer plans. The Frenchman has already revealed his desire to strengthen the squad when the winter window opens. And those remarks have caused a stir on social media with talk of Tottenham’s Harry Kane or Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi moving to the Bernabeu. Kari...Full Story »

Arsenal in Benzema contact but Real Madrid president Florentino demands...

Posted Friday, December 08, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com107 hits

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is the subject of fresh interest from Arsenal. Despite penning new terms earlier this season, Real chiefs are actively discussing selling Benzema after a dismal first-half of this campaign. Benzema is well aware of the attitude inside the boardroom and has had his agents get on the front foot. Diario Gol says long-term interest from Arsenal has been reignited...Full Story »

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