#Karim Benzema

Real Madrid inched closer to league leaders and city rivals Atletico Madrid.(Photo credit: Twitter/@realmadriden)

  • Madrid were without nine first team players
  • Karim Benzema and Ferland Mendy scored the goals at Valdebebas
  • Madrid's victory puts them in sight of city rivals Atletico

.Basque Country, Spain
Eden Hazard scored only his third goal in La Liga. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@realmadriden)

  • Real Madrid thrashed Alaves 4-1 on Saturday as Eden Hazard led the line with a goal and an assist
  • Coach Zinedine Zidane was absent from the sidelines after testing positive for COVID-19
  • Goals from Casemiro, Benzema and Hazard secured Madrid's second win in 6 matches

.Madrid, Spain
Luis Suarez joined Atletico Madrid at the start of the season. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@LuisSuarez9)

  • Luis Suarez has scored seven goals from just 11 games putting him level second in the top scorer list
  • Benzema has also scored 7 goals,level with Suarez
  • Benzema and Suarez would be in contention for another La Liga title this season

.Eibar, Spain
Earlier in the week, coach Zinedine Zidane hailed Benzema as the greatest ever French centre-forward. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Benzema)

  • Real Madrid won 3-1 at Eibar to move level on points with Atletico at the top of La Liga
  • Karim Benzema opened the scoring and created two other goals
  • Luka Modric and Lucas Vazquez were the other Los Blancos' players to get on the scoresheet

.Madrid, Spain
Karim Benzema scored two identical headers to seal the tie for the Los Blancos. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Benzema)

  • Real Madrid defeated Gladbach 2-0 to reach the Round of I6
  • Ahead of the tie, the 13-time champions were third in their group
  • However, with the win Madrid finished as group winners ahead of Gladbach

.Villarreal, Spain
With his extra-time goal, Karim Benzema touched the 250 mark in the Real Madrid jersey. (Photo credit: Twitter/@realmadrid)

  •  Vinicius Jr has scored twice in two games 
  • Real Madrid now sit at the top of the La Liga table with 10 points in four games
  • Sergio Ramos' headed goal was called off-side