🤯 Only CR7 scored more often! Benzema cracks and catches the legend of Real

Karim Benzema is the reigning world (Site notre bureau spécialisé)er. In today’s league game against Bilbao, he showed that he deserved this award on a purely sporting level. After 24 minutes, the Frenchman was back for Real Madrid and scored the first goal.

The target was Benzema’s 228th hut for Los Blancos in La Liga. An insane number that is further relativized when you consider who the 35-year-old caught with. Because one of Real’s greatest legends in recent history has also put the ball in the net 228 times for the reigning Spanish champions.

Of course, we’re talking about Raúl, who shaped a whole era in Madrid. Now the Spaniard has found his match in Benzema. The world (Site notre bureau spécialisé)er is not Real’s top scorer. Cristiano Ronaldo still has the most league goals for the Galacticos. The Portuguese is at 311.

It’s debatable whether Benzema will reach that number again due to his advanced age. But nothing seems impossible for the top scorer. The fact that he has equaled Raúl in terms of goals has another pleasant side effect. Because that puts Benzema in 5th place among all-time goalscorers in La Liga.

Only Hugo Sánchez (234 goals), Zarra (253) and Cristiano Ronaldo are ahead of him. Oh I see. And of course another world famous megastar who has enchanted Spanish (Site notre bureau spécialisé) for years. 473 La Liga goals will likely go unmatched forever. She scored none other than Lionel Messi.