Karim Benzema passes Thierry Henry and becomes France’s top scorer with 413 goals

Irresistible Karim Benzema. Decisive in Real Madrid’s qualifying at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain last Wednesday in Round 16 of the Champions League, the Real Madrid striker was once again instrumental in the victory of the Meringue Monday March 14 in Mallorca (0-3). Author of a double (76th and 81st), Benzema wiped out Thierry Henry from the annals to become the best French goalscorer in history, in all competitions. The top goalscorer of La Liga now stands at 413 goals. He also stripped Bernard Lacombe of his title of three-color top scorer in history at the five major European Championships (257 to 255).

In exceptional form, the French team striker scored his 31st and 32nd goals of the season (22 in La Liga, top scorer), all in 34 games. Benzema showed all his class by starting his historic evening with an assist – his 11th of the season, again the best total in La Liga – for the inevitable Vinicius, his luxury right arm this season (55th). The Olympique Lyonnais-trained player then converted a penalty after a new spark from the French-Brazilian duo (76th): an acceleration from the Habs and a whistle from “Vini”. Five minutes later, ‘KB9’ scored his second goal of the evening with a header placed out of reach of the Majorcan goalkeeper on loan from PSG, Sergio Rico.

Efficiency, technique, game intelligence, Karim Benzema has once again shown at halftime everything that makes him the greatest “goleador” in the history of French football. The 34-year-old returned to Thierry Henry on Wednesday with his exceptional hat-trick against the Paris club, which also earned him a podium place among the most prolific players in Real Madrid history.

In detail, Karim Benzema has now scored 311 goals for the Spanish club (in 593 matches), 66 for OL and 36 for the French team. And its place in the history books is probably far from certain. His 32 goals in all competitions equal his record for a season with the Madrid club, founded ten years ago, in 2011-2012. His 11th pass in the league is also a record that was matched, then set in 2012-2013, if we are not until mid-March. Just monstrous.

Karim Benzema is now just 12 goals behind legend Raul, becoming Real’s second highest goalscorer in history, quite a distance behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s record. The sign of the Portuguese striker from Manchester United in the Champions League (140, against 79 for his former team-mate) is also within reach. But Benzema can hope to return to Bayern Munich’s number nine Robert Lewandowski, current third in the standings in C1 and very successful this season. Just monstrous.

The only downside to this so far ideal evening was that Karim Benzema was injured on his header and had to give up his place, hit in the calf. Karim (Benzema) felt uneasy about a jump. He is out, now we have to see if he can recover on Sunday.”explained Carlo Ancelotti. Six days before the Clásico against FC Barcelona, ​​his absence would be a blow to the Italian coach’s training. In any case, she will be able to console herself by further extending her lead at the top of the Spanish championship (ten points at Sevilla FC, fifteen at Barça) thanks to her success on Saturday in the Balearics. But also by being happy to have a very high class player in its ranks to take it to the top.