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Real Madrid striker Benzema: Karius blunder goal not down to luck

Posted Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by Tribalfootball.com98 hits

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema insists his goal in the Champions League final was not down to luck. Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius threw the ball off Benzema's leg and then watched helplessly as it rolled into the net. The French striker, though, has stated that the goal wasn't lucky and explained that he had to work hard to be in the right position. "No, I don't think it was luck," h...Full Story »

Bale and Benzema back on the scene

Posted Tuesday, May 08, 2018 by Marca.com81 hits

Nobody expect Real Madrid to align their BBC frontline at Barcelona on Sunday and yet Zinedine Zidane's return to the once-indisputable trio heralded a strong showing from Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema. Needless to say, Cristiano Ronaldo was the focal point of the attack in the first half, scoring before being forced off with an ankle knock delivered as he poked Benzema's header across the li...Full Story »

Benzema: Great players are always criticised, we sell newspapers

Posted Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by Marca.com78 hits

Criticism of Karim Benzema has been over the top, the striker himself has claimed, and he believes such negativity is good for media business. The Real Madrid striker has endured a difficult campaign in front of goal to date, scoring just five times in LaLiga. However, in a lengthy interview with Vanity Fair, he has defended himself against the criticism that he has received of late. "The g...Full Story »

PSG could target Benzema

Posted Friday, April 13, 2018 by Goal.com104 hits

Paris Saint-Germain could turn their attention toward a summer move for Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema, reports Le10Sport. The 30-year-old has endured a difficult season in Madrid, and could welcom a move back to his homeland. PSG are also after Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah, but Benzema could prove a more affordable option than that duo. Full Story »

Ronaldo is a team player - Zidane hails Real Madrid star's Benzema gesture

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com136 hits

Zinedine Zidane lauded Cristiano Ronaldo's selfless attitude towards Karim Benzema in the win over Alaves as the mark of a team man. Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to pass up the chance of a hat-trick and let Karim Benzema complete the 4-0 win over Alaves drew praise from Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane. Benzema has endured a torrid season in front of goal, scoring just three times in LaLiga ...Full Story »

Neither Benzema nor Bale deserve more credit than Asensio

Posted Monday, February 19, 2018 by Marca.com86 hits

Marco Asensio enjoyed his return to the Real Madrid starting line-up, and after scoring a brace against Real Betis neither Karim Benzema nor Gareth Bale deserve more credit than the Spaniard. Los Blancos emerged victorious from a match that wasn't one for the defensive purists at the Estadio Benito Villamarin. There were seven goals and Asensio scored two of them. Zinedine Zidane's charges ...Full Story »

Benzema shows off his car, gold watch and 'diplomatic immunity'

Posted Friday, January 26, 2018 by Marca.com108 hits

Real Madrid fans might not have been too happy with Karim Benzema's reaction to the club's Copa del Rey elimination at the hands of Leganes. The striker shared a video on Instagram in which he showed off his Rolex Sky Dweller, worth 45,500 euros, while riding his Mercedes-Benz and listening to Drake's 'Diplomatic Immunity'. He put the song title as a caption, perhaps hinting at a double mean...Full Story »

Arsenal left Benzema offer on Real Madrid table

Posted Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by tribalfootball.com143 hits

Arsenal have left a bid for Karim Benzema on Real Madrid's table this month. The Gunners offered €40m for the France striker before Christmas and have informed Real the proposal remains. Benzema has been a long-term target for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger and is seen as an option to replace wantaway striker Alexis Sanchez. Don Balon says the offer is the only one received for Benzema th...Full Story »

Karim Benzema poised to bring INSANE Bugatti collection to London after 'Arsenal offer'

Posted Friday, January 12, 2018 by hits

FLASH: Karim Benzema owns a fleet of luxury supercars The Frenchman, 30, has been struggling for form this season as the reigning La Liga and Champions League winners lie in fourth position. And according to Diario Gol, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has offered him an escape route. The manager is said to fancy the international as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who is nearing a move to Man Un...Full Story »

Benzema ruled out for up to three weeks

Posted Sunday, December 31, 2017 by Marca.com83 hits

Zinedine Zidane has been forced into a rethink of his attacking plans after Karim Benzema was hit by a hip injury, ruling him out for two to three weeks. Although Los Blancos have only just returned to training following the winter break, the games are set to pile up in January with Benzema at least out for the Copa del Rey double-header with Numancia, a LaLiga clash with Celta Vigo and maybe...Full Story »

Zidane: I will defend Benzema to death, he is one of the best in the team

Posted Saturday, December 16, 2017 by Marca.com72 hits

In his final pre-match press conference before the Club World Cup final, Zinedine Zidane had some harsh words for those who continue to criticise Karim Benzema, a player that the French coach has total faith in. It wasn't too long ago that former England forward, Gary Lineker, took a cheeky swipe at Benzema's credentials, and the general feeling on the striker's performances being below par h...Full Story »

Zinedine Zidane responds to Harry Kane and Mauro Icardi rumours: Benzema has been very good

Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 by hits

Zinedine Zidane has given Karim Benzema his backing. REAL MADRID boss Zinedine Zidane has spoken out about his January transfer plans. The Frenchman has already revealed his desire to strengthen the squad when the winter window opens. And those remarks have caused a stir on social media with talk of Tottenham’s Harry Kane or Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi moving to the Bernabeu. Kari...Full Story »

Arsenal in Benzema contact but Real Madrid president Florentino demands...

Posted Friday, December 08, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com97 hits

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is the subject of fresh interest from Arsenal. Despite penning new terms earlier this season, Real chiefs are actively discussing selling Benzema after a dismal first-half of this campaign. Benzema is well aware of the attitude inside the boardroom and has had his agents get on the front foot. Diario Gol says long-term interest from Arsenal has been reignited...Full Story »

Benzema: I'm going to end the criticism with goals and assists, I can do it

Posted Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by Marca.com76 hits

Karim Benzema scored twice in Real Madrid's 6-0 demolition of APOEL and he vowed to end the recent criticism he has received with more goals and assists. The former Lyon forward has been on the receiving end of whistling and booing from his own supporters of late, although he retains the full support of Zinedine Zidane. "I'm going to end the criticism with goals and assists," he explained in...Full Story »

Benzema's cherished Zidane poster

Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017 by Marca.com48 hits

Many have noted the close relationship between Karim Benzema and Zinedine Zidane, the French coach has constantly defended his forward and it has emerged that the former Lyon goalscorer has a Zidane poster in his locker at Valdebebas. As part of a documentary produced by Canal+, Benzema was accompanied by cameras as he arrived at Valdebebas for training. The documentary entitled 'Le K Benze...Full Story »

Benzema: I lost my cool with Mourinho over the cat story

Posted Tuesday, November 14, 2017 by Marca.com132 hits

Karim Benzema told how he angrily insisted that Jose Mourinho showed him more respect at Real Madrid after he criticised the threat he posed in attack by suggesting it was like going hunting with a cat. The Frenchman was speaking in a documentary made by Canal Plus France where he talked about his relationship with the former Real coach. In particular he was upset by comments made by Mourinh...Full Story »

Benzema: Ronaldo more selfish than me; Real Madrid fans can hurt you

Posted Monday, November 13, 2017 by Tribalfootball.com152 hits

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema says he has no problem playing as a support for Cristiano Ronaldo. Benzema admits Ronaldo is "more selfish than me", but insists he has no problem with that. "Cristiano and I get along well, I like to play with him, he likes to play with the first touch, he's more selfish than me, but that's normal, it does not bother me, in the end it's good for the team," ...Full Story »

Vieri slams Lineker over trolling Real Madrid striker Benzema

Posted Wednesday, November 08, 2017 by tribalfootball.com75 hits

Former Atletico Madrid striker Christian Vieri has hit out at English pundit Gary Lineker. Spanish football is angry with the BBC presenter for his internet trolling of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema. Ex-Italy star Vieri weighed into the debate today, stating: "I do not know why Lineker is on television, he could only pass in England, he scored all of his goals in the penalty area. "The ...Full Story »

Benzema and the nostalgia for Morata

Posted Tuesday, November 07, 2017 by Marca.com92 hits

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema doesn't have a lot going in his favour at present. One of the biggest in terms of the latter though is that he should never have chosen the No. 9 jersey. Not in Madrid. It comes down to aesthetics perhaps but the 9 in Madrid has always been for a predatory striker, a lethal penalty box forward. It is like dressing as a priest. If you dress as a priest, you ...Full Story »

Lineker posts ironic message about Zidane and Benzema

Posted Thursday, November 02, 2017 by Marca.com87 hits

It is fair to say there is history between Gary Lineker and Karim Benzema, the former England striker previously being critical of the Frenchman and, after Tottenham Hotspur's 3-1 victory over Real Madrid, Lineker posted a fresh cheeky message about the forward. Benzema endured a difficult evening at Wembley in which he struggled to make any real opportunities for himself. "Double Alli makes...Full Story »

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