Real Madrid 2-0 Getafe Already has 16 this season
Yet again, Karim Benzema was key in opening up a game for Real Madrid as they beat Getafe 2-0 on Tuesday night.
The No.9 rose to head home the opener just as things were starting to look a little complicated for the champions, and he is still dreaming of being crowned Pichichi this season, even with stiff competition from Luis Suarez.
“It was a good goal,” Benzema said about his header afterwards. “It was a good ball from Vinicius [Junior] and it went in.”
Benzema now has 11 goals in LaLiga Santander this season, trailing Suarez’s 16, Lionel Messi and Youssef En-Nesyri’s 13, and Gerard Moreno’s 12.
The 2020/21 campaign so far is just the latest in which the No.9 has impressed. Since Cristiano Ronaldo left for Juventus, he has contributed with considerably more goals – 73 in all.
Penalties could allow him to edge closer to Suarez’s total in Sergio Ramos’ absence.