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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

March 22, 2015    Karim Benzema News

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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.

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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).

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.