Karim Benzema’s opening goal in Real Madrid’s 2-0 victory against Athletic Bilbao is one of the French forward’s best strikes of the ongoing 2022/23 season.
The 34-year-old forward is gradually hitting his best form after battling with injuries and loss of form for the reigning La Liga champions.
Benzema capped off a sleek team build-up by finishing up with a smooth half-volley with his left foot inside the 18-yard box that left supporters stunned.
It is the Frenchman’s sixth goal in six games for Carlo Ancelotti’s men, and a goal that shows Benzema is finally hitting his best form again for Real Madrid.
Benzema has now climbed to third on the La Liga top scorer’s chart for the 2022/23 season with nine goals from 10 appearances this season.
Benzema makes new Real Madrid history
Meanwhile, Karim Benzema moved to second on the all-time goal scorers rankings for Real Madrid in La Liga with his opening goal against Athletic Bilbao.
The 34-year-old forward moved joint second with Real Madrid icon Raul Gonzalez after netting his 228th La Liga goal for the reigning Spanish champions.
Cristiano Ronaldo still leads the scoring charts for Real Madrid in La Liga as the current Al Nassr forward scored a whopping 311 goals for Los Blancos in the league.
Benzema sets record in Real Madrid’s loss
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Karim Benzema chalked an individual feat in Real Madrid’s embarrassing loss to Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday evening.
Benzema mustered the only goal in Real Madrid’s shocking 3-1 defeat at the hands of nemesis Barcelona.
Madrid could only conjure a consolation through Benzema, who ended up becoming the first French player to score 400 club goals.