Lately, Karim Benzema has been working full steam ahead at the right time as Real Madrid remain keen to win both the European Cup and the Spanish league trophy.
Plagued by minor injuries
Unfortunately the Ballon d’Or winner Benzema has dealt with a number of minor or minor injuries this season in professional football. Including an injury that prevented Karim from playing for them National Club of France during their run to the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar.
The veteran 35-year-old striker now looks healthy again and Benzema is beginning to realize his full potential as one of the best players in European professional football real Madrid gearing up for a serious run for two major football championships.
Karim Benzema scores for Barça!
Benzema scored in a second-half hat-trick to propel Real Madrid to victory Barcelona with a final score of 4-0 on Wednesday 5 April 2023, taking his club to the Copa del Rey final for the first time since 2014.
Real Madrid are now ready to face it Chelsea Next week during the upcoming Champions League quarter-finals they are looking to defend their league title and if they emerge victorious with a big win that would mean a record-breaking 15 European Cup trophies to lift.
Karim was named best men’s footballer due to his remarkable 2021-2022 campaign, which saw him play just 31 of Real Madrid’s 45 games in all competitions that season, all based on the minor injuries he’s been suffering lately has suffered. He’s been as effective as ever when he’s fully healthy, particularly in key Champions League and Copa del Rey.
Benzema scored three goals in Real Madrid’s 6-2 aggregate win the liverpool in the round of 16 of the Champions League. After Karim has been left out of the French squad for the past few days Qualifying games for the European Championship, the outstanding striker has now scored two consecutive hat-tricks for Real Madrid football club. He pushed through the pass for 3 goals within a range of just 7 minutes in the 6-0 win Valladolid in the Spanish league just 3 days before his treble at the Camp Nou. Benzema is on fire right now and he’s showing why he’s still one of the top scorers in the world right now.
“Working during the (national) break certainly helped him,” said the Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti. “He has found his best condition and with the quality he has he certainly makes a difference. He’s still one of the best players in the world right now and when he’s in good form he makes the difference.”
Coach Carlo Ancelotti’s strategy
Manager Ancelotti may be tempted to rest Karim or possibly other regulars on Saturday 8 April 2023 when Real Madrid host Villarreal in a La Liga game. Spanish league before the fight against Chelsea the following Wednesday.
Ancelotti defeated his Barcelona counterpart, Xavi Hernandez, by playing his attacking strategy that started from 11 with Benzema accompanied by the Brazilian strikers Vinicius Jr And Rodrygo.
The Italian Real Madrid coach also opted to forego a stopper in midfield as he opted for the pass Luke Modric And Tony Kroos to accommodate the breakneck speed of Federico Valverde.
To be fair, Xavi had a lot fewer options available because PedroOusmane Dembele, Frenkie deJong And Andrew Christensen They had all died from various injuries. This could be the main reason for the inevitable final result that demonstrates Real Madrid’s biggest win at the Barcelona stadium since the 5-1 win in 1963.
“Your numbers say it all” said the Real Madrid defender, Daniel Carvajal, regarding Karim Benzema. “He was very important to us again and we are happy to have him in this form at this stage of the season because he can give us a lot of reasons to smile.”
In the meantime, the real Madrid They now need to focus heavily on the Champions League title as Barcelona currently have a solid 12-point lead over Madrid at the top of the Spanish league table.
“We played against a great Real Madrid”, explained Xavi Hernández. “It’s been a tough night that needs time to recoverbut we have to be positive and think about Girona and the league.”
Achievements, Honors and Awards in Karim Benzema’s Football Career
- League 1: 2004-2005, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008
- French Cup: 2007 – 2008
- Champion Cup: 2006, 2007
- League: 2011-2012, 2016-2017, 2019-2020, 2021-2022
- King’s Cup: 2010-2011, 2013-2014
- Spanish Super Cup: 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
- UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2004
- UEFA Nations League: 2020-2021
- Ballon d’Or: 2022
- UEFA Player of the Year: 2021 – 2022
- Golden Player Man Award: 2022
- Golden Elf: 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 scorer: 2021 – 2022
- FIFA FIFPRO World 11: 2022
- LaLiga Player of the Season: 2019-2020, 2021-2022
- Best Player in La Liga (voted by Marca fans): 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022
- Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy: 2019-2020, 2021-2022
- Pichichi: 2021-2022
- Best Assistant in the UEFA Champions League: 2011-2012
- UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2020 – 2021
- UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2021 – 2022
- IFFHS Men’s World Team: 2022
- Globe Soccer Awards Male Player of the Year: 2022
- Bravo Prize: 2008
- Ligue 1 top scorer: 2007 – 2008
- French Cup 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 sportsman of Lyon: 2007, 2008
- French Rookie of the Year: 2006
- Etoile d’Or: 2007 – 2008
- LaLiga Team of the Season: 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2020-2021, 2021-2022
- UEFA La Liga Team of the Season: 2019 – 2020
- LaLiga Player of the Month: October 2014, June 2020, March 2021, September 2021, April 2022
- Top scorer in the Spanish Super Cup: 2021-2022, 2022-2023
- Real Madrid Player of the Season (chosen by fans): 2015-2016, 2018-2019, 2019-2020, 2021-2022
- Best French Player Abroad: 2019, 2021, 2022
- AS Player of the Year: 2021
- Kicker of the Season: 2022
- Madrid Sports Press Association (APDM) Prize.
- ESM Team of the Year: 2020-2021, 2021-2022
- L’Équipe Team of the Year: 2020, 2021, 2022
- 2005 UEFA – CAF Meridian Cup Top Scorer
- UEFA European Championship Bronze Boot: 2020
- Bronze Boot for UEFA Nations League Finals: 2021
- UEFA Nations League Final Goal of the tournament: 2021
- • Guinness World Records member 2021: Player with most consecutive seasons in the UEFA Champions League (consecutively rated and played in competition since 2005)
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