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Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti backs Karim Benzema for Ballon d'Or

Posted Saturday, September 25, 2021 by ESPN54 hits

Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has backed Karim Benzema to be a Ballon d'Or contender this year after an extraordinary start to the LaLiga season which has seen the forward contribute eight goals and seven assists in just six games. Benzema's fine form continued in Real Madrid's 6-1 win over Mallorca on Wednesday, as he scored twice -- and provided Marco Asensio with two more -- to help put...Full Story »

The story behind Benzema's bandaged hand

Posted Wednesday, September 08, 2021 by Marca.com78 hits

Some fans think it is down to superstition, but it has come to light that Karim Benzema straps up his right hand before every game due to an injury sustained against Real Betis in January 2019 that still hasn't been fixed. The injury occurred following a clash with Betis defender Marc Bartra, leaving Benzema with a fractured finger. At the time he was told that surgery would leave him on the ...Full Story »

Benzema showcases his luxury holiday... and 24,000 euro watch

Posted Sunday, August 08, 2021 by Marca.com84 hits

  Benzema showcases his summer holiday After making a stunning return to the France national team over the summer, Karim Benzema has released a video showcasing his post-Euro 2020 holiday. Stunning cars and a spectacular 24,000 euro watch make appearances, just before the Frenchman is due back for pre-season with Real Madrid.Full Story »

Benzema returns to Real Madrid

Posted Thursday, August 05, 2021 by Marca.com67 hits

Back in training after Euro 2020 and testing positive for COVID-19 Carlo Ancelotti welcomes back Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid players trained as usual on Wednesday morning, this time boosted by Karim Benzema's return to Valdebebas. The forward is back to work with Los Blancos after enjoying some holidays having featured for France at Euro 2020 this summer. Additionally, Benzema has had to q...Full Story »

Benzema overcomes COVID-19 and will be back in training this Friday

Posted Friday, July 30, 2021 by Marca.com43 hits

Karim Benzema is ready to work under the orders of Carlo Ancelotti once more, with the French forward set to make his first pre-season appearance since the Italian returned to coach Real Madrid, following a COVID-19 infection. Benzema tested positive for the virus on July 23 and he has since had to comply with the protocol of staying away from Valdebebas until he tested negative. With that n...Full Story »

Is it Benzema or Rocky Balboa? Karim with the rope

Posted Friday, July 09, 2021 by Marca.com75 hits

The French striker posted an astonishing training video with a skipping rope Benzema posted an astonishing training video with a skipping rope Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema shocked everyone when he posted a video of himself back in training ahead of the 2021/22 campaign. Although the French striker is still on holiday following France's elimination from Euro 2020, he is still keeping in s...Full Story »

Karim Benzema boards private jet wearing matching Versace tracksuit for holiday after France’s Euro 2020 flop

Posted Monday, July 05, 2021 by hits

KARIM BENZEMA boarded a private jet dressed in a matching Versace tracksuit as he set off on holiday. The Real Madrid striker failed to get France further than the last 16 in Euro 2020 and is now off for some much needed rest. Karim Benzema has jetted off on holiday having crashed out of Euro 2020 with France Benzema, 33, posted a photo of himself climbing the steps to the luxury plane. He h...Full Story »

France coach Didier Deschamps has ‘every faith’ in recalled Karim Benzema

Posted Wednesday, June 23, 2021 by PA64 hits

France boss Didier Deschamps insists he has “faith” that Karim Benzema will break his goal duck soon at Euro 2020.The striker has not found the back of the net since returning to the squad following a long international exile.Benzema scored 30 goals for Real Madrid last season but after four matches for France without a goal, some are starting to question whether Deschamps’ dec...Full Story »

Benzema on track to return for Germany opener

Posted Thursday, June 10, 2021 by Marca.com106 hits

Could be at Deschamps' disposal after Bulgaria knock Benzema was subbed off due to injury against Bulgaria.AP Karim Benzema has not suffered a serious injury in France's game against Bulgaria on Tuesday and he is expected to be available for his team's 2020 European Championship opener against Germany on June 14. The Real Madrid striker picked up a knock in Les Blues' 3-0 friendly victory ove...Full Story »

France suffer Benzema injury blow as forward limps off one week ahead of Euro 2020 kickoff

Posted Wednesday, June 09, 2021 by Goal.com104 hits

The forward appeared to be injured in a clash with Bulgaria defender Ivan Turitsov during the first half at Stade de France. France striker Karim Benzema limped out of Tuesday's friendly against Bulgaria in a worrying sight for Les Bleus. The Real Madrid star has been recalled to the national team after a six-year absence and is poised to play a starring role for his country at Euro 2020. ...Full Story »

Benzema misses penalty in France return following six-year absence

Posted Thursday, June 03, 2021 by Goal.com114 hits

The 33-year-old saw a first-half spot kick saved by Danny Ward in his first international appearance since October 2015 Karim Benzema made his first France appearance in nearly six years when he started Wednesday's friendly against Wales, but his return included a saved penalty in the first half. The Real Madrid star was included in France's Euro 2020 squad last month , ending an exile that ...Full Story »

Benzema gives Mbappe blessing

Posted Monday, May 31, 2021 by Marca.com93 hits

Karim Benzema has been recalled to the France national team setup for the European Championship and was asked for his view on some of the major talking points surrounding Les Bleus heading into the tournament in his first talk with the media since linking up with his country. Yet the departure of Zinedine Zidane from Los Blancos was the first topic of interest. "He is a really great coach, o...Full Story »

Benzema back in France squad for Euros after six-year absence

Posted Wednesday, May 19, 2021 by Goal.com75 hits

The Real Madrid forward is set to make his return to Les Bleus after years away from the national team program Karim Benzema has been named in France's 26-man squad for this summer's Euro 2020 tournament, with the Real Madrid star earning a recall from Didier Deschamps to the national team for the first time in six years. Benzema had been a key figure for France since making his debut in 200...Full Story »

Karim Benzema’s brace helps Real Madrid to LaLiga summit

Posted Thursday, April 22, 2021 by PA39 hits

Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid moved to the top of LaLiga as they beat Cadiz 3-0 at the Ramon de Carranza.Los Blancos, back in action for the first time since the European Super League project crumbled, broke the deadlock after 30 minutes through Benzema’s penalty, which was given on VAR review.Alvaro Odriozola swiftly headed in a second, with Benzema adding another shortly befo...Full Story »

Benzema's special gesture towards 100-year-old fan after COVID-19 vaccination story

Posted Wednesday, March 31, 2021 by Marca.com70 hits

Karim Benzema has sent a heartwarming message to Victorina, a 100-year-old woman who appears to be his biggest fan. Victorina became known to Benzema and Real Madrid after she couldn't stop talking about the striker while she was being vaccinated against COVID-19. After hearing about the anecdote, Benzema sent Victorina a signed Real Madrid shirt and recorded a video message for her. "Hello...Full Story »

Marchisio reveals Juventus almost signed Real Madrid striker Benzema

Posted Friday, March 26, 2021 by Tribalfootball.com92 hits

Juventus hero Claudio Marchisio has revealed how Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was close to joining the Bianconeri. Marchisio admits he knew at the time that Benzema could've been joining them. "It's true, Benzema was close to Juventus, the year Ciro Ferrara was the coach," said Marchisio. "He hadn't done well at Real Madrid and the Merengues had to choose whether to sell him or Gonzalo...Full Story »

Zinedine Zidane doesn’t understand Karim Benzema absence from France set-up

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2021 by PA34 hits

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane questioned why Karim Benzema continues to be frozen out by France after the striker hit a brace in a LaLiga win at Celta Vigo.Benzema scored twice en route to a 3-1 victory – a 10th in a row for Los Blancos, who move second behind city rivals Atletico as a result.The forward opened the scoring by collecting a Toni Kroos pass and firing home, before the same...Full Story »

Celta Vigo 1 - 3 Real Madrid : Karim Benzema double fires Real Madrid to victory

Posted Sunday, March 21, 2021 by PA36 hits

Karim Benzema’s fine run of form continued with a brace as Real Madrid won at Celta Vigo to move up to second place in LaLiga. Zinedine Zidane’s side needed to take advantage of playing a day before neighbours Atletico and rivals Barcelona. They did just that with a 3-1 victory at Abanca-Balaidos as Benzema struck twice, Santi Mina halving the arrears before Marco Asensio wrapped...Full Story »

Zinedine Zidane hails Real Madrid patience after Karim Benzema snatches late win

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2021 by PA36 hits

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane praised the patience of his side after Karim Benzema’s stoppage-time winner secured a 2-1 win over Elche and sent them second in LaLiga.Elche had taken the lead just after the hour when Dani Calvo headed in off the crossbar following a corner.Los Blancos, though, regrouped and equalised through a close-range header from Benzema in the 73rd minute.✍...Full Story »

Karim Benzema double earns Real Madrid late comeback victory over Elche

Posted Sunday, March 14, 2021 by PA23 hits

Karim Benzema scored a late winner to complete a second-half brace as Real Madrid moved up to second in LaLiga with a 2-1 comeback victory at home to struggling Elche.The reigning LaLiga champions tried to stamp their authority early on as Raphael Varane fired Casemiro’s pass over the crossbar in the otherwise relatively-quiet opening exchanges at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.At the other en...Full Story »

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