Benzema equals Raul’s record

Karim Benzema became Real Madrid’s joint second-highest goalscorer of all time and Vinicius Junior scored a hat-trick as Real relegated Levante. Benzema, 34, netted a first-half header from Vinicius’ pass to match Raul’s 323 goals, with only Cristiano Ronaldo (450) scoring more for the club. Ferland Mendy put the Spanish champions ahead, with Rodrygo and Vinicius adding the third and…

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Real Madrid agree deal for Rudiger

Real Madrid have agreed a deal to sign Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger when his contract expires at the end of the season, says Guillem Balague. On Sunday, Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said Rudiger had failed to agree a new deal with the European champions. Rudiger, who has also spoken to Bayern Munich, was offered a contract worth more than £200,000 to stay…

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Benzema scores late as Real Madrid edge Sevilla

Karim Benzema scored a late winner as Real Madrid fought back from two goals down to beat Sevilla and close in on the La Liga title. The hosts stunned Real in the first half through Ivan Rakitic’s free-kick and Erik Lamela’s close-range strike. The visitors pulled one back early in the second half through Rodrygo before substitute Nacho drove in…

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Real Madrid edge Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea’s hold on the Champions League hangs precariously after Karim Benzema’s hat-trick put Real Madrid in a position of power following the quarter-final first leg at Stamford Bridge. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti made a winning return to the club where he won the Premier League and FA Cup double after veteran France striker Benzema delivered his latest masterclass. Benzema, 34…

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Real Madrid edge Celta Vigo to boost title chances

Karim Benzema scored two penalties and had another saved as Real Madrid beat Celta Vigo to go 12 points clear at the top of La Liga. Benzema gave Real the lead after Nolito clipped Eder Militao before Celta’s Thiago Galhardo had a goal disallowed. Nolito levelled from close range but Real won another penalty when Jeison Murillo fouled Rodrygo –…

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Real Madrid edge Mallorca to move 10 points clear

Real Madrid moved 10 points clear at the top of La Liga thanks to a comfortable away victory at Mallorca. Following a goalless first half, Vinicius Jr scored 10 minutes after the restart, converting a pass from Karim Benzema to put Real ahead. Benzema, who scored a hat-trick as Real beat Paris St-Germain 3-1 to seal a 3-2 aggregate win…

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Modric and Benzema scores as Madrid wins Super Cup

Real Madrid won a 12th Super Cup title as goals from Luka Modric and Karim Benzema secured victory against Athletic Bilbao in Saudi Arabia. Modric curled in a brilliant strike to give Real a first-half lead at Riyadh’s King Fahd International Stadium. Benzema then made it 2-0 with a penalty after the video assistant referee awarded a spot-kick for handball.…

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Benzema scores as Real Madrid edge Atletico Madrid

Karim Benzema was on scoresheet as Real Madrid won for the 10th game in a row to beat neighbours Atletico Madrid. Real Madrid moved eight points clear of Sevilla at the top of La Liga. La Liga’s top scorer Karim Benzema powered in a fantastic volley from Vinicius Jr’s cross to give Carlo Ancelotti’s side the lead. And Vinicius picked…

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Real Madrid moves seven points clear with win over Athletic Bilbao

Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game as Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga to seven points. The Carlo Ancelotti coached side won 1-0 against Athletic Bilbao on Wednesday night. Karim Benzema scored his 17th goal of the season when he diverted home Luka Modric’s wayward shot five minutes before half-time. The visitors…

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Karim Benzema set for Madrid contract extension

Karim Benzema is set to sign a new two-year deal with Real Madrid within the next few days. The contract extension will see Karim Benzema remain there until 2023, according to ABC. The 33-year-old has agreed to take a 10 percent pay-cut on his £166,000-a-week salary in the first year of his new deal. This will be increased by 15 percent in the…

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