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Karim Benzema

27-Year-Old Forward     Real Madrid  La Liga


France

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

January 24, 2015    Karim Benzema News

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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.

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January 18, 2015

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Benzema picked up his eighth assist of the season during Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Getafe on Sunday.

While most of Benzema's goals came before December, he still has a solid eight goals to go along with his eight assists, the latter of which is second in La Liga behind teammate Cristiano Ronaldo (nine). Benzema did get to shots on goal, the first time he's had multiple on-target attempts in league play since Nov. 22 against Eibar.

December 13, 2014

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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.

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.