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Karim Benzema overtakes Raul and becomes Real Madrid’s second highest goalscorer after Cristiano Ronaldo

Karim Benzema surpasses Raul as the second highest goal scorer for Real Madrid.

Benzema leading Real Madrid to the UEFA super cup

As Real Madrid easily defeated Eintracht Frankfurt to win the UEFA Super Cup, Karim Benzema surpassed the great Raul to become the club’s second-most prolific scorer of all time.

The 34-year-old began the 2022–23 campaign the same way he ended the previous one: by scoring a goal. Real Madrid won in Helsinki thanks to Benzema’s soft shot from the outskirts of the box that somehow eluded Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.

The Frenchman moved one ahead of Raul in the all-time scoring charts with his 324th goal for the club.

However, he is still 126 goals short of Cristiano Ronaldo’s amazing 450 goals for Spain. Furthermore, it would be difficult for Benzema to surpass his old friend CR7 in Real’s goal-scoring rankings at the age of 34.

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Karim Benzema led Real Madrid to the UEFA super cup:

Karim Benzema

The Carlo Ancelotti team controlled the whole match against the German opponents in Helsinki, but the score remained tied until the 37th minute.

Casemiro headed the ball across the goal after Frankfurt was unable to deal with a corner, providing David Alaba with the easiest of chores to poke the ball home.

Vinicius Jr. was an energetic player the entire time, and the 22-year-old had 17 minutes to score the game’s first goal.

Benzema set the ball up for him, and his 12-yard shot beat Trapp but not Tuta’s extended leg as he cleared the line. However, when Brazilian superstar Vinicius Jr. set up Benzema for the second goal with 25 minutes remaining, he didn’t make that error.

The victor of the Champions League championship game took possession of the ball on the left, cut it inside, and threw it to Benzema. The remaining work was completed by Benzema, whose first shot beat Trapp and went in the goal. The Italian succeeded in making history by being the first manager to ever win the UEFA Super Cup four times.

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