- After shifting into fifth for many objectives for Real Madrid, Karim Benzema mentioned the achievement.
Modified 19 Jun 2020, 06:38 IST
Karim Benzema never imagined he could be among Real Madrid’s top five goalscorers after surpassing Ferenc Puskas on Thursday.
The striker scored a brace as Madrid moved again inside two factors of rivals and LaLiga leaders Barcelona with a 3-Zero win over Valencia.
Benzema moved previous Puskas (242 objectives) and into fifth on Madrid’s all-time record with 243, behind solely Cristiano Ronaldo (451), Raul (323), Alfredo Di Stefano (308) and Santillana (290).
The Frenchman, who arrived at Madrid from Lyon in 2009, was comfortable together with his achievement.
“I did not think about something like this, I’m very comfortable. I’ve been working for a very long time now and I at all times put it in to maintain enhancing,” Benzema stated, by way of the membership’s web site.
“I hope I can maintain going. I’m very comfortable to be taking part in for this membership.”
Benzema’s second purpose was spectacular as he managed a Marco Asensio move brilliantly earlier than unleashing a volley previous Valencia goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen.
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The 32-year-old stated every part moved so shortly as he scored to make it 3-0, earlier than Lee Kang-in was later despatched off for Valencia.
“It wasn’t a straightforward sport as a result of opposition who made it exhausting, however we received and did not concede,” Benzema stated.
“It’s essential as a result of Valencia are an excellent crew. For the second purpose every part occurred so quick.
“It was a cross from Marco, I management it, I shot with the left foot and it went in. It seems straightforward, however it’s a must to do it so quick.”
Benzema has scored 21 objectives in 38 video games this season, with Madrid again in motion towards Real Sociedad on Sunday.
Published 19 Jun 2020, 06:38 IST
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