Karim Benzema

Madrid relying on injury-hit Benzema for more European glory

The French striker's season has been regularly disrupted by injuries, and although Vinicius is a deadly threat on the left, without Benzema, defences can focus on shutting down the Brazilian winger.

published on : 14th March 2023

Messi, Mbappe and Benzema up for FIFA Best award

The winner is decided by a jury comprised of the coach and captain of every men's national team and one journalist from each country, but fans can also vote.

published on : 26th February 2023

LaLiga: Karim Benzema nets 2, Madrid wins first game after World Cup break

Madrid moved one point ahead of Barcelona at the top of the standings before Xavi Hernández’s side plays a derby against Espanyol on Saturday.

published on : 31st December 2022

Ballon D'Or winner Benzema ends tumultuous France career after Qatar blow

Benzema, who won the Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player in October, had been desperate to feature in this year's World Cup having not been selected in 2018.

published on : 20th December 2022

FIFA World Cup: Mbappe shows France attack well equipped without Benzema

Kylian Mbappe has struck 14 times in 13 games for France since his missed penalty at Euro 2020 saw them crash out to Switzerland in the last 16.

published on : 27th November 2022

From being booed to becoming France's joint record goal-scorer: The Giroud story

Coming from humble roots, striker continues to silence doubters with vital goals for Les Bleus

published on : 24th November 2022

France star Karim Benzema out for World Cup with leg injury 

Benzema was participating in his first full training session with Les Bleus when he had to come off after feeling some pain in his left thigh, the FFF said.

published on : 20th November 2022

Benzema hopes to crown comeback with a World Cup for France

Jose Mourinho, Benzema's former coach at Madrid, highlights the unselfish streak that the forward has maintained while winning five Champions League titles.

published on : 16th November 2022

France looks to Mbappé and Benzema to win a 3rd World Cup

The tournament could serve as a welcome escape from the pressures of PSG for Mbappé and also a chance to play in his favourite position. For Benzema, it's an opportunity to showcase talent. 

published on : 25th October 2022

Madrid's perfect season ends as Benzema misses penalty kick

Madrid's streak of nine straight victories in all competitions was halted after a 1-1 home draw against 10-man Osasuna in the Spanish league on Sunday.

published on : 4th October 2022

Karim Benzema, Alexia Putellas win UEFA best player awards

The coaching awards went to the winners of the two biggest events last season – Carlo Ancelotti of Madrid and Sarina Wiegman, who led England to the Euro 2022 title.

published on : 26th August 2022

Real Madrid bets Karim Benzema will stay in top form for another season

Madrid knows it will need the 34-year-old France striker to perform at a high level for another season.

published on : 2nd August 2022

France's Benzema drops appeal over sex tape conviction

The Versailles court gave Benzema a one-year suspended jail sentence and a fine of 75,000 euros in last year's trial.

published on : 4th June 2022

Messi: 'No doubt' that Benzema deserves to win Ballon d'Or 

"There's no doubt, it's very clear that Benzema had a spectacular year," Messi said in an interview to Argentine TV channel TyC Sports when asked if Benzema should get the prestigious award.

published on : 31st May 2022

Benzema looks to cap great season with 5th European title 

Benzema has gone from one of Ronaldo’s sidekicks to Madrid’s most important player, and on Saturday he could cap his best season ever with a fifth Champions League title.

published on : 26th May 2022

Madrid can clinch Spanish title ahead of Manchester City showdown

Madrid needs only one point from its remaining five matches to win a record-extending 35th league title.

published on : 28th April 2022

Karim Benzema strikes again as Real Madrid fends off Chelsea comeback

Karim Benzema's 12th Champions League goal this season came with a header off a cross by Vinícius Júnior six minutes into extra time.

published on : 13th April 2022

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema sextape appeal to be heard in June-July

The sentence for the 2015 extortion attempt, which led Karim Benzema to be cast out of the France team for five-and-a-half years, was tougher than prosecutors had requested.

published on : 16th March 2022

Benzema stays hot as Madrid keeps momentum after PSG win

Benzema's double came five days after he scored a hat trick in less than 20 minutes to lead Madrid to the Champions League quarterfinals with a stunning comeback win over PSG.

published on : 15th March 2022

Karim Benzema scores hat trick, Real Madrid rallies to oust PSG from Champions League

Benzema responded to another goal by Mbappé by scoring a hat trick in less than 20 minutes in the second half Wednesday as Madrid came from behind to defeat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1

published on : 10th March 2022
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