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Karim Benzema

26-Year-Old Forward     Real Madrid  La Liga


France

STATUS:  Out   INJURY:  Illness    EST. RETURN:  10/22/2014
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

October 21, 2014    Karim Benzema News

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Benzema is expected to be fit to face Liverpool in the Champions League on Wednesday after being held out of Real Madrid's La Liga match against Levante on Saturday due to the flu, Marca reports.

The Liverpool defense continues to struggle at holding out opponents, including two goals to QPR this past weekend, giving Benzema a ripe opportunity for significant fantasy production.

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October 19, 2014

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Benzema was held out of Saturday's 5-0 rout of Levante due to the flu, PA Sport reports.

Chicharito started in place of Benzema and recorded a goal and an assist in the win. The illness does not sound overly severe, and Benzema could return as early as Wednesday's Champions League match at Liverpool.

October 7, 2014

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Benzema bagged a brace during Real Madrid's 5-0 win over Athletic Club on Sunday, scoring on his only two shots of the game.

An excellent performance that was brilliantly overlooked thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick. Benzema now has three league goals this season, which puts him 10 behind Ronaldo for the league lead.

September 29, 2014

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Benzema picked up an assist in Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Villarreal on Saturday.

Benzema now has three assists in his last two appearances after being rested Sept. 23 against Elche. Despite the solid play of Javier Hernandez of late, Benzema should continue to be a mainstay up front, which gives him plenty of fantasy value.

September 20, 2014

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Benzema had two assists during Real Madrid's 8-2 La Liga win over Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.

Benzema is certainly known more for his scoring prowess, but he was a distributor Saturday while watching Cristiano Ronaldo score a hat trick, while Gareth Bale and Chicharito had braces and James Rodriguez scored as well. Benzema now has a goal and two assists in his last two games in all competitions, but the emergence of James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale's continued ascension appears to be limiting his fantasy value in the early part of this season.

September 16, 2014

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Benzema scored in the 79th minute of Real Madrid's 5-1 Champions League victory over FC Basel on Tuesday.

Benzema had a great look earlier in the game that was saved by Basel keeper Tomas Vaclik (James Rodriguez would bang the rebound in), but he finally got on the scoresheet when the rout was already on. His Champions League goal total now equals his La Liga one, with both expected to increase considerably as the season moves on.

August 25, 2014

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Benzema scored in the 30th minute of Real Madrid's 2-0 win over Cordoba on Monday.

Benzema opened the scoring in a match that turned out to be much tighter than many expected. While he is often overlooked by Cristiano Ronaldo, Benzema is still an excellent source of goals in fantasy leagues.

August 6, 2014

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Benzema signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid on Wednesday.

There were rumors circulating that Benzema could be on his way out this summer, but Real Madrid has squashed that speculation by locking up the striker to a new long-term deal. He was fantastic as the target man last season, scoring 17 goals in 35 La Liga matches, and there's no reason to expect any kind of drop-off in form in 2014-15.