Karim Benzema gets behind Cristiano Ronaldo as Real Madrid’s top goalscorers
Karim Benzema is, without a doubt, one of the best strikers Real Madrid has ever had. Now, the French forward has made it even more clear by coming closer to Cristiano Ronaldo’s legacy with the Spanish side and breaking another record during the UEFA Super Cup. Since the Portuguese weren’t playing, Real Madrid needed Karim Benzema to step up as a true leader. The French striker did not waste his chance to cement his legacy as a legendary member of the Merengues. He is the club’s captain right now, and it would be hard for the team to do well without him.
The two goals scored by Karim Benzema were pivotal in Real Madrid’s 14th Champions League title win, which qualified them to face Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup. The striker was instrumental in another championship victory for his team, but he also took home individual hardware for his efforts. The UEFA Super Cup pitted Real Madrid against Eintracht Frankfurt, the champions of the UEFA Europa League for 2021-22. The final score was 2-0 in favor of Spain, with both goals being scored by Karim Benzema.
Karim Benzema’s goal was the difference in the team’s first championship of the season, and it also gave him personal recognition. The Frenchman now has 324 goals, making him Real Madrid’s second all-time goalscorer, behind only Raul (323 from the Spanish legend). Karim Benzema may have scored a lot of goals for Real Madrid, but he trails Cristiano Ronaldo by a wide margin. As impressive as it would be to equal the 450 goals that the Portuguese striker scored for the Merengues, it seems unlikely that the French striker will ever catch up to CR7.