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Karim Benzema

26-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    

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Benzema had two goals and two assists during Real Madrid's 6-1 victory over Schalke in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.

Benzema, Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo all scored twice in the rout over Schalke. While the latter two get plenty of attention, Benzema is an elite goal-scorer in his own right, finding the back of the net 20 times in all competitions for Real Madrid this season.

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January 19, 2014

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Benzema scored one minute into extra time in the first half of Real Madrid's 5-0 win over Real Betis on Saturday.

Benzema's goal was his 10th in La Liga action this season, after finding the back of the net 11 times last year in 19 appearances. He's been a very solid contributor this season and is often overlooked due to Cristiano Ronaldo's continued brilliance.

November 9, 2013

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Benzema scored in the 18th minute and helped set up Cristiano Ronaldo for one of his three goals during Real Madrid's 5-1 win over Real Sociedad on Saturday.

Benzema has been understandably overshadowed by teammate Cristiano Ronaldo lately, but he has been playing brilliant football as well, scoring four goals and recording four assists in his last three La Liga matches. He's also done quite well during Champions League play this year, with two goals and three assists in four appearances.

November 3, 2013

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Benzema scored in the 31st minute of Real Madrid's 3-2 win over Rayo Vallecano on Saturday.

Benzema followed up his midweek brace against Sevilla with another goal on his only shot of the game. He now has five goals and four assists in 11 Liga matches this season, plus another two goals and two assists in Champions League play.

November 1, 2013

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Benzema scored two goals and recorded two assists during Real Madrid's 7-3 win over Sevilla on Friday.

A huge game for Benzema, who hadn't scored a Liga goal since bck on August 26 against Granada. However, he's been a nice Champions League performer, scoring two goals and recording an assist in three matches so far.

September 17, 2013

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Benzema scored two goals and recorded an assist in Tuesday's Champions League group stage win over Galatasaray.

Benzema would have easily been the man of the match, if not for the remarkable performance by Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored a hat trick and had an assist of his own. Benzema will look to continue his good play Sunday against Getafe.

September 1, 2013

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Benzema, who was subbed off in the 73rd minute by Jese, recorded two assists during Sunday's 3-1 win over Athletic Bilbao.

Benzema has been an excellent fantasy contributor so far this season, scoring two goals and recording two assists through three Liga matches.

August 22, 2013

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Arsenal are considering a bid for Benzema, a player they've attempted to acquire in the past, the Daily Mail reports.

Arsenal have struggled to acquire anyone of substance this summer and have moved on to what seems like Plan H with Benzema. The French forward actually scored for Madrid in last Sunday's Liga opener against Real Betis, although the club has made it clear that they would be willing to move him for the right price.