Karim Benzema, French forward of the Real Madrid, became this Sunday in the derby against the Atlético de Madrid (1-1) abroad than more matches in League has played in the history of the white team (371) by beating the Brazilian Roberto Carlos (370), and celebrated it with a goal in the 86th minute that maintains the title options of those of Zidane.
Interestingly, in the derby of the first round that ended with 2-0 in favor of Real Madrid, the French attacker surpassed Roberto Carlos as the foreign player who has defended the shirt of the Real Madrid.
This Sunday he broke another record after his twelve seasons in the capital of Spain as a whole and, although he did not end with the same taste in his mouth as he could not win, his goal contributed to keep his team five points behind the lead. that holds, precisely, the Atlético de Madrid, although with one game less.
A Benzema that forced to be in the derby. After three games absent (Valladolid, Atalanta Y Real society) and only two workouts at the same pace as his teammates due to muscle discomfort in the abductor of the left leg, he played the 90 minutes.
He came back and showed that he is the offensive hope of the Real Madrid to be able to aspire to the great titles. Zidane surprised in the starting lineup with the presence of the Brazilian Rodrygo Goes, barely shot after two months of injury, but the offensive plan with him and with the Spanish Marco Asensio did not come out. Both left the pitch in the 60th minute.
The Brazilian’s entry did not work either Vinicius Junior for his compatriot. Only Benzema could save the lack of offensive gunpowder of his own. It was thanks to a pass from a Casemiro which is, curiously because of his position on the pitch, Real Madrid’s second top scorer (5) so far this season.
Benzema adds 13 and is imposed, again since the departure of the Portuguese Christian Ronaldo has been for three seasons now, keeping his people alive in the fight for the League.
1. Karim Benzema 371
2. Roberto Carlos 370
3. Marcelo 366
4. Cristiano Ronaldo 292
5. Alfredo Di Stéfano 282
6. Luka Modric 256
7. Raphaël Varane 230
8. José Santamaría 227
9. Pepe 229.
10. Toni Kroos 210