While injuries and fitness concerns have derailed Karim Benzema’s season, he appears to be peaking at the right time. Karim Benzema has had an incredible season, scoring 23 goals despite all his difficulties (including a hat trick in seven minutes against Real Valladolid last Sunday).
Karim Benzema hopes to break La Liga scoring records against Villarreal
Benzema became the first player in Real Madrid history to score 20+ goals in 11 different seasons during the match against Valladolid, and he will look to shatter another record this coming Saturday against Villarreal. Benzema is fifth all-time in goals scored in La Liga with 233 goals.
If he scores twice against the Yellow Submarine, MD says he will move up to fourth place, passing former Real Madrid forward Hugo Sanchez. At a time when Real Madrid needs him most, with a 15th Champions League title in reach, the return of Karim Benzema is great news.