The roaring wake of the Karim Benzema scoring machine
Karim Benzema has had an absolutely insane 2022. Real Madrid’s scoring machine played an invaluable role in winning La Liga and the Champions League. Collectively awarded, KB9 was also nominated for the 2022 Ballon d’Or. A trophy promised to him without surprise for defeating his opponent. The 87-year-old striker therefore wanted to finish this year on a high note by participating in the World Cup. Injured, Nueve worked hard to get fit when the tournament started. But he injured himself while running during training.
The package was sent back to Madrid before he could actually greet the French group. On his return to the Iberian capital, Madrid medical staff said his injury was not as serious as announced by the FFF. Finally, the Frenchman was able to move on in mid-December, just days before losing to the Blues in the World Cup final. Something to question. In any case, Benzema had to turn the page as he announced his international career with an apparently cryptic message.
4 goals in 3 matches for Nueve
Recently, the Iberian press wrote that the 35-year-old football player wants to take revenge on the field. The media also explained that the centre-forward has been doing a lot of work indoors and then on the floor in recent weeks to find his rhythm. Therefore, a very motivated element waiting for a response on the lawn. And Benzema kept his word. After returning to work, the former OL player, whose last official appearance was on November 2, scored a goal in three matches he participated in.
So, on December 30, he started with a double, including a penalty, against “Valladolid” in La Liga. Then he again converted the penalty against Villarreal (January 7, 2-1 defeat). Last night he still scored a penalty against Valencia in the Spanish Supercopa. And he was still responsible for the pronunciation of the sentence (1-1, from 4 to 3 in tabs). Apart from his goals, the Madrid captain brought his creativity to the game. This Thursday, he was also one of the few Real Madrid players spared by the Spanish press after his team’s poor performance.
The Spanish press competes
brand wrote about him: “The only one connected in attack. He was inspired, but found no company with his vacation partners. Second great individual move for Madrid. He missed the penalty to make it 1-0. He caused a penalty and converted it.. The Spanish press clarified later: “It is clear that Madrid did not come back well from the World Cup break. The club suffered at Zorrilla, where Courtois supported them until Benzema made a late but sufficient appearance. Without the goalkeeper and striker, it would have been more difficult against Caserenho in the Cup.”.
brand adds: “The good play of the Belgians and the French was not enough at La Ceramica, where the Merengues bit the dust. In Riyadh on Wednesday, the team once again needed the best versions of numbers 1 and 9 to finish the game where they were favourites. Like Courtois, Benzema carries the Merengues. Good news for Ancelotti as his side struggle to regain their best form. Having scored 4 goals in 3 games, 3 of which were penalties, KB9 has a good start to the new year. Defense Center.
Real Madrid hopes for Benzema in 2023
“Karim Benzema is starting to become: he took the lead in the match with “Valencia””Name the Iberian edition before giving details: “Real Madrid suffered in the victory against Valencia, where Karim Benzema once again celebrated the spirits with a new goal that allowed the Frenchman to find his best version (…) KB9 is one step closer to being what he always was. Karim searched, moved along the entire attacking front and tried to combine with Rodrygo and Vinicius in the trident, always trying to hurt the backs of the opposing full-backs.
DC concluded: “In a second half in which the Whites dominated for most of the 45 minutes, Benzema was involved in two of the best chances with an 87th-minute header and a 94th-minute combination that almost ended with Vinicius’ goal. We had to go to extra time to see the Frenchman score the penalty (…) The Frenchman is still looking for his best form ahead of the Club World Cup and the Champions League looming on the horizon. » Karim Benzema is in good dynamics in 2023.