It was an irony as fine as his football, as subtle as his way of understanding this game. A silent dedicatory for all those blessed ignorant people who, after 11 seasons, still haven’t managed to understand that Karim Benzema is one of the best strikers in the world. No discussion.

For all those who have spent all these years saying “but he doesn’t score goals”, to criticise a player of etiquette that for all these years, in show of generosity that is rare in this world of egos, put his enormous talent to one side in order to benefit Cristiano Ronaldo. So, let’s celebrate a striker who doesn’t score goals becoming the fifth highest scorer in Real Madrid history. Benzema brought up this historical milestone of 243 goals, overtaking Ferenc Puskas and moving behind Santillana, Alfredo Di Stefano, Raul Gonzalez and Cristiano.   Continue reading

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