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Benzema catches up with a true legend in a wild victory
05/13/2022 5:24 AM
Real Madrid is slowly preparing for the Champions League final: with a landslide victory, the royal team sent U de Levante to the second division. Top scorer Karim Benzema scores only once, but marks Raul as the club’s idol.
Two weeks before the Champions League final, Spanish football champion Real Madrid began the first division warm-up program with a landslide victory. In the first leg, Levante won the top candidate by 3:3, but this time things went completely differently. Hosts coach Carlo Ancelotti and Torgarante Karim Benzema finished bottom of the league at Levante 6-0 (4-0). Triple scorer Vinicius Junior (min. 45/68/83) was the standout man at the Santiago Bernabéu. Ferland Mendy (13) and Benzema (19) and Rodrygo (34) scored the other goals. Ex-DFB player Toni Kroos came in in the 75th minute. After the disappointing defeat, Levante relegated.
Karim Benzema, who sent his side into the Champions League final by scoring an astonishing 15 goals in 11 matches, and also scored decisively in an impressive semi-final against Manchester City, left the big show for Vinicius Junior again this time around. However, the French striker scored an important achievement with his only goal in the evening: with his 323rd goal with Real Madrid, Adel Benzema scored the goal of Real Madrid legend Raul.
Both strikers are equal, but still fall behind the most dangerous goalscorer in the remarkable history of the now 35-times champion: Cristiano Ronaldo scored 450 goals for Real Madrid. The Portuguese left Real Madrid for Juventus in 2018, and the 37-year-old is now playing for Manchester United again. Benzema is currently the top scorer in La Liga with 27 goals, ahead of Vinicius Junior (17).
Four days ago, the royal family lost the city derby against Atletico Madrid 0-1. In the UEFA Europa League Final, Real Madrid will meet Liverpool FC with coach Jurgen Klopp on May 28 (9pm) in Paris.
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