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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

December 13, 2014    Karim Benzema News

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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.

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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.

November 4, 2014

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Benzema streaked past the Liverpool defense to smash home an early goal that stood up as the winner in Tuesday's 1-0 triumph over Liverpool in Champions League group play.

Benzema could have had a couple more if it weren't for the form of Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet. Madrid have Group B sewn up, so Benzema might not see any more Champions League action until the knockout phase.

November 2, 2014

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Benzema had a goal and two assists in Real Madrid's 4-0 win over Grenada on Saturday.

Benzema has now scored in five straight club matches in all competitions, netting four times in La Liga play and three times in the Champions League over that span. He'll look to extend his streak in Tuesday's Champions League match against Liverpool, whom he burned for a brace on Oct. 22.

October 25, 2014

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Benzema scored two goals during Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona on Saturday.

If it weren't for Cristiano Ronaldo's 11-game goal streak, Benzema would be getting plenty of attention for his own scoring streak, which has now reached four games in all competitions that has seen him net six times. He has only four La Liga goals this season, plus three more in the Champions League, but he's red hot right now and can certainly add to his numbers.

October 21, 2014

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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.

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.