Karim Benzema, the present favourite for the Ballon d’Or, maintained his brilliant touch in the front of the goal throughout April. Karim Benzema secured the La Liga player of the month in April.
Real Madrid dominated their 5 matches in April to clinch the La Liga crown for the second time, with Benzema hitting four goals. This contained a double in a 2-1 triumph versus Celta Vigo and a last-minute strike in a 3-2 thriller versus Sevilla. The 34-year-old produced ten strikes in eight appearances throughout all categories, four among which occurred on the path to wiping out defending winners Chelsea from the Champions League.
Benzema’s semi-final first-leg double versus Manchester City, nevertheless, became even more crucial, as it set the tone for the forward to strike an extra-time goal from the penalty mark, guaranteeing Los Merengues’ berth in another European final. Karim Benzema of Real Madrid has equalled Cristiano Ronaldo for the maximum knockout-stage strikes in a given season of the UEFA Champions League.
The 34-year-old, who has a net percentage of 1.0 in 43 appearances for Real Madrid this campaign, rose and supplied, nailing the mark for Real Madrid. Madrid crushed Man City’s UCL ambition, prevailing 6-5 on aggregate and progressing to the finals, in which they will meet Liverpool.
Shifting our emphasis to the path forward, Real and Benzema both, of course, get into duty this weekend. On Sunday evening, the Wanda Metropolitano will host a derby encounter versus Real Madrid, despite Carlo Ancelotti’s men having almost nothing to battle for in terms of league position. This follows following Los Blancos being awarded La Liga champs for the 35th time after thumping Espanyol 4-0 the previous time off.