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Karim Benzema

27-Year-Old Forward     Real Madrid  La Liga


Birthdate:  December 17, 1987    Birthplace:  Lyon, France    Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  163 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed new five-year contract in August of 2014

February 22, 2015    Karim Benzema News

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Benzema scored in the 56th minute of Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Elche on Sunday.

Benzema has now scored in back-to-back matches, helping him reach 13 goals in 22 La Liga matches, a total bested by only Cristiano Ronaldo (29), Lionel Messi (26), Neymar (17), Antoine Griezmann (14) and Carlos Bacca (14).

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Karim Benzema: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

February 15, 2015

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Benzema took five shots (two on goal) and scored in the 73rd minute of Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Deportivo on Saturday.

Benzema also added four key passes and almost picked up an assist, but Cristiano Ronaldo hit the woodwork on the shot. He now has 12 goals and eight assists this season, with his next match coming Wednesday against Schalke in the Champions League.

February 1, 2015

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Benzema bagged a brace during Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday.

Playing without Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid had little trouble finding the back of the net, with Benzema's two goals met by ones from Sergio Ramos and James. Benzema now has three goals in his last two games to increase his season total to 11, which he's coupled with eight assists in 18 games.

January 24, 2015

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Benzema scored in the 27th minute of Real Madrid's 2-1 win over Cordoba on Saturday, his ninth goal in league play this season.

Benzema's nine goals put him sixth in La Liga, while his eight assists are topped by only teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, who was sent off with a straight red card Saturday, which means the scoring pressure will be put on Benzema and Gareth Bale during CR7's upcoming suspension.

January 18, 2015

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Benzema picked up his eighth assist of the season during Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Getafe on Sunday.

While most of Benzema's goals came before December, he still has a solid eight goals to go along with his eight assists, the latter of which is second in La Liga behind teammate Cristiano Ronaldo (nine). Benzema did get to shots on goal, the first time he's had multiple on-target attempts in league play since Nov. 22 against Eibar.

December 13, 2014

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Benzema picked up two assists in Real Madrid's 4-1 win over Almeria on Friday.

Benzema continues to be an excellent complement to Cristiano Ronaldo, as he now has eight goals and seven assists in 13 La Liga matches. He's deservingly in Ronaldo's (25 goals and eight assists) shadow, but Benzema is still an elite fantasy option.

November 22, 2014

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Benzema netted his sixth goal in the last five league games for Madrid as they cruised to a 4-0 win over Eibar on Saturday.

The French assassin is fully healthy and arguably playing the best soccer of his club career.

November 8, 2014

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Benzema scored once to make it five goals in his last four league games as Real coasted to a 5-1 win over Rayo on Saturday.

Including all other competitions, Benzema now has ten goals in his last nine contests. September was the last time Madrid played a league game that Benzema did not score in.