Vinicius Jr 22-year-old and experienced striker professional Karim Benzema They are proving to be a fantastic team of attacking partners for Real Madrid football club, uniting with supreme and excellent perfection to further advance the European champions.
The commanding duo of Benzema and Junior restored stature ahead of Real Madrid’s spectacular comeback Champions League last Tuesday, February 21, 2023, who scored 2 goals in the 5-2 comeback against Liverpool in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League competition.
Both also added another assist to this season’s stats as football club Real Madrid took a comfortable lead two goals down in the second leg at the legendary and historic club Santiago Stadium Bernabeu.
Great combined threat from Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior
Vinícius and Benzema have scored 17 goals and 8 assists together real Madrid only this year. In the current season they have scored 54 goals combined and they have combined to assist with 14 assists.
They could complement each other very well at the front end of Real Madrid’s offense as they always find ways to meet somehow. quick and aggressive passesas well as with theirs long passes Creating scoring chances for themselves and their teammates.
Vinícius makes his biggest contribution mainly using his runs and good footwork to dazzle the crowd while weaving past defenders. While Benzema, who is now 35, adds his well-known and experienced touches and accurate shots.
They also played very well together last season when Benzema was named the best footballer in the world. This season, it’s Vinícius who takes the bull by the horns Real Madrid protagonist in attack his football club.
“Vinicius is, in my opinion, the key player in world football right now, the man who can make the biggest difference,” said the Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti.
liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, seemed to agree that Vinícius is one of the best players in the world right now and he has this to say: “Benzema is not bad.” The Liverpool manager also praised the Real Madrid striker’s other forward, Rodrygo, who was paired quite effectively with Vinícius and Benzema for a superior attacking threat against their opponents.
Karim Benzema’s injuries
Benzema has recently blamed his injuries for not being able to play even what he has been doing over the last year but he is considered better and his game consists of very impressive numbers from last season.
“I haven’t played much so far, but the most important thing is that I contribute to the team with goals and assists.”, explained Real Madrid’s veteran striker Karim Benzema. “I come from a season where I played a lot of games. I got injured after the World Cup and it’s difficult to reach the highest level. But I’m slowly getting better. I put in a good performance today and I will continue.”
Vinícius Junior was able to succeed despite the fact that he had to deal with it Racist insults the spectator and hate attacks of rival fans since the start of the current season.
Junior scored two goals in the first part that Real Madrid can return to come back to the game from last Tuesday, February 21, 2023.
“Vini’s performance lifted us up”, says the midfielder Real Madrid, Federico Valverde.
Karim Benzema’s goals came in the second half of Real Madrid’s last game on Tuesday, as did their defense Eder Militao He also scored for Real Madrid.
THE ADJUSTMENTS OF ANCELOTTI
Coach Ancelotti explained that after his slow and inadequate start to the game, he had to make the necessary changes to Real Madrid’s line-up when the Liverpool He managed to leave Real Madrid by exploiting Real Madrid’s vulnerability specifically on the left side of the field.
“I asked Luka (Modric) to put pressure on Fabinho but that left us exposed on the left wing.”, continues to say Ancelotti. “In the second half I put Valverde there and we were able to fix it.”
The second leg against Liverpool is coming up Wednesday March 15, 2023.
Second-placed Real Madrid, who are currently just 8 points behind their Barcelona rivals, will now face another of their strong rivals, Atlético de Madrid, in the Spanish league this Saturday 25 February. 2023
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
- World Championship of FIFA clubs: 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022
- UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2004
- UEFA Nations League: 2020-2021
- Vice World Champion: 2022
- Ballon d’Or: 2022
- UEFA Player of the Year: 2021 – 2022
- Golden Man Player Award: 2022
- Ounce of Gold: 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
- 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 Trophy: 2021 – 2022
- Top assist providers 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
- Ligue 1 UNFP Team of the Year: 2007 – 2008
- León de Oro for Lion’s Best Athlete: 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
- Top scorer of the CAF Meridian Cup – UEFA 2005
- UEFA European Championship Bronze Boot: 2020
- Bronze Boot for UEFA Nations League Finals: 2021
- UEFA Nations League final target: 2021
- Member of Guinness World Records 2021: Player with most consecutive seasons in the UEFA Champions League (ranked and played in competition uninterruptedly since 2005)
Vinicius youth football career achievements, honors and awards
- League: 2019-2020, 2021-2022
- Spanish Super Cup: 2019-2020, 2021-2022
- UEFA Champions League: 2021-2022
- UEFA Super Cup: 2022
- FIFA Club World Cup: 2018, 2022
- South American U-15 Championship: 2015
Brazil Submarine – 17th
- South American U-17 Championship: 2017
- BRICS U-17 Football Cup: 2016
- Best Left Wing São Paulo Junior Soccer Cup: 2017
- Best Player South American Championship Sub-17: 2017
- LaLiga Player of the Month: November 2021
- UEFA Champions League Team of the Season: 2021 – 2022
- UEFA Champions League Youth Player of the Season: 2021-2022
- LaLiga Team of the Season: 2021-2022
- FIFA Club World Cup Ballon d’Or: 2022
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