Friday, 24 September 2021
The Meaning behind Karim Benzema’s 200 Goals in LaLiga
DBasia.news – LaLiga this season no longer has Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and Cristiano Ronaldo, but LaLiga has not completely lost a star and now that figure is in Karim Benzema.
He is already 33 years old but Benzema is like a red wine that is getting ripe and dangerous at that age. Most recently in week six of LaLiga at the Santiago Bernabeu, Benzema and Marco Asensio became the stars of Real Madrid’s victory.
Entertaining Mallorca, Thursday (23/09) early morning WIB, Carlo Ancelotti’s Los Blancos won a landslide victory 6-1 from goals from Karim Benzema (3′ 78′), Marco Asensio’s hat-trick (24′ 29′ 55′), and Isco (84′) which was reduced by Lee Kang-in’s goal in the 25th minute.
Madrid have scored 21 goals in six games and conceded eight goals so far, then temporarily top the standings with 16 points followed by city rivals and last season’s champions, Atletico Madrid (14 points).
Asensio, who was recently reported to not feel at home at Madrid due to a lack of playing time, scored his first hat-trick for Madrid in 291 appearances. His good performance provides additional options for Ancelotti in attack.
In addition to the good performances of Asensio and the players that Ancelotti has introduced, Benzema’s performance has been in the spotlight because he made a special note.
Benzema has played at Madrid since 2009 and achieved great success in winning the LaLiga title to the Champions League. His two goals were even more special because they became his 200th goal in LaLiga, 28 goals adrift of Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez.
So far, Benzema has also scored eight goals and provided six assists in six matches, making him a candidate for the Pichichi title, aka the top scorer. The opportunity was opened with the departure of Lionel Messi to PSG.
Madrid have scored 21 goals in LaLiga and Benzema has contributed to those 15. That record exceeds that of any player in the current top five European leagues. Ancelotti praised him.
“The fact that he (Benzema) scores so many goals might make you forget that he also combines well and plays deeper to provide assists,” Benzema was quoted as saying by Goal.
“He’s a striker who doesn’t just score goals. He is complete in every way. When he is tired we will bring in Luka Jovic because I think he is doing well.”
“It’s difficult for Jovic because he has such a tough competition. But, from the few games he’s played, he’s done well. He almost scored twice tonight and did well in Valencia too. When Benzema needs to rest, he will play. .”
As a striker, Benzema’s abilities are complete. Benzema can step back to pick up the ball, open up spaces, be involved in attacks and also score goals.