The Iberian press is once again in admiration of the striker, author of a double with Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao.
Karim Benzema superstar. Friday, the Spanish sports press is looking for the right words to qualify the once again exceptional performance of Karim Benzema in the league. Thursday evening at the San Mamés Stadium against Athletic Bilbao, the international scored a double, passing the bar of 400 achievements in his career, by putting the way. His first goal, on a dry and curled shot, is a little gem of technique and power.
A Christmas present before the hour Marca celebrated with his One of the day illustrating the triumphant scorer accompanied by a title that could not be more laudatory in these times of pandemic: “Antivirus“. The daily’s website admits to being impressed by the start to the season of the 34-year-old who is three months ahead of his statistics of the season spent in front of goal. After 18 days, the number 9 has already shaken the nets 15 times while in 34 matches last season, his counter had stopped at 23. His record, 24 during the 2015-2016 season is well on its way to being erased from the shelves.
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Very close to joining Di Stefano in the legend
Benzema is expected to surpass the 300 goal mark for Madrid very soon. “He faces challenges that will expand his legend in Madrid», Can we read on the newspaper’s website. At 299 units since Thursday evening, he is getting closer to the leading trio and especially to the legend Di Stéfano (308). Raúl is also in his sights (323). Cristiano Ronaldo is out of reach (451).
Marca is not the only daily to ignite for the Habs. Benzema was “meteoric” according to El Mundo Deportivo. “Benzema’s La Liga», Enthuses on his side AS. Since the departures of Cristiano Ronaldo, then Lionel Messi last summer, the Frenchman has simply become the main attraction of the Spanish championship. The daily bows before the mastery of the attacker by recalling that he was entitled to a standing ovation from the San Mamés stadium on his exit, in particular thanks to his goal described as “monumental“.