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Karim Benzema

27-Year-Old Forward     Real Madrid  La Liga


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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

April 17, 2015    Karim Benzema News

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Benzema is a doubt for Saturday's game against Malaga after not being involved in team training, Realmadrid.com reports.

Benzema trained using indoor facilities Thursday alongside Gareth Bale while the rest of the team were involved in a group session. This definitely casts doubts on the Frenchman's fitness and his availability for the weekend.

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April 9, 2015

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Benzema played 71 minutes as Real Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0 Wednesday.

Benzema carried little threat against Rayo, producing two shots both of which were off target. The Frenchman only touched the ball 24 times, considerably less than any other starting Real player, and had the second worst pass accuracy on the side.

April 5, 2015

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Benzema got a brace as Real Madrid thrashed Granada 9-1 Sunday.

The Frenchman is now only two goals shy of his last season's goal haul of 17 after netting twice in a huge win. He poked in James' assist on 52 minutes and then doubled his tally with a deflected shot four minutes later. The striker probably would have had more but was substituted just after the hour to make way for Chicharito.

March 22, 2015

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Benzema launched a trio of shots and assisted on Cristiano Ronaldo's goal in the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Barcelona on Sunday.

Benz has now provided ten assists on the season, a superb mark for a striker, and continues to play a leading role in the attack for Los Blancos. Real Madrid will next face Granada on April 5.

March 16, 2015

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Benzema played 82 minutes but couldn't net Sunday as Real Madrid beat Levante 2-0.

Benzema took three shots but none of them were converted, although the striker did go very close when his audacious back-heel hit the post. The Frenchman also missed a volley in the second half before being substituted for Javier Hernandez with eight minutes left.

March 11, 2015

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Benzema scored Tuesday as Real Madrid fell to a surprise 4-3 home defeat to Schalke in the Champions League.

Benzema cooly finished past Schalke goalkeeper Timon Wellenreuther to give Real a 3-2 lead on 52 minutes. The Frenchman performed decently despite the defeat on the night and succeeded in holding the ball up well in attacking areas. Benzema is now up to an impressive six goals in the Champions League, his Schalke strike adding to previous goals scored against Basel, Ludogorets and Liverpool.

March 8, 2015

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Benzema played 80 minutes Saturday as Real Madrid lost 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao.

Benzema struggled against Bilbao, never really looking like he had the spark that could open the scoring for Madrid. The opponent's defense made life tough for the Frenchman who was eventually replaced by Javier Hernandez with 10 minutes to play.

February 22, 2015

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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).