El Classico 2021-22 Preview: Karim Benzema Record vs Barcelona
The two behemoths of Spain will battle for the top spot on Sunday night at Camp Nou. On this occasion, we analyze Karim Benzema and his record vs Barcelona in the El Classico.
Barcelona finally got some positive results from the last two games, as they drubbed Valencia 3-1 before blanking Dynamo Kyiv 1-0 in the Champions League, which was their first UCL win since December.
The Catalans will be determined to maintain their winning streak when they host Real Madrid.
The Los Blancos had their fair and share in all competition, they have not been up to the mark and suffered consecutive defeats before returning to winning ways against Shakhtar Donetsk as they smashed five past Ukrainian club.
Their key players Benzema and Vinicius Jr. produced a high-quality performance and their dovetail will be a key part of the match against Barcelona.
Karim Benzema Record vs Barcelona
Benzema has an average record vs Barcelona, in 39 games he notched up 10 goals with nine assists. The Frenchman is the sixth-best scorer in El Classico along with Joseph Samitier, Hugo Sanchez, and Juanito.
He also became the fastest goal scorer of El Clasico, the Los Blancos forward took just 21 seconds to score against Barcelona and enter the history books of LaLiga Santander's El Clasico.
Ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid, Benzema has been rampant in front of goal he has embarked on a goal-scoring spree and showing no sign of stopping.
He has become a goal-scoring machine for the Los Blancos, his goals have come in the most important games for Real Madrid and it looks like he will win this season’s golden boot.
The 33-year-old striker will make his 40th appearance against Barcelona and will be hoping to extend his goal-scoring tally when he takes on the Catalans on Sunday.
|Benzema Record vs Barcelona