Karim Benzema broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s record for most goals scored against Athletic Club in La Liga history in his final game for Real Madrid.
Tonight, June 4, the Frenchman played his final game for Madrid against Lehoiak at the Santiago Bernabeu. When his contract with Los Blancos comes to an end at the end of the month, the 35-year-old made the decision to leave the team.
In his most recent appearance for Carlo Ancelotti’s team, Karim Benzema scored from the spot in the 72nd minute, making history. With this objective method, he currently holds the record for the most goals scored by any player in La Liga history against Athletic Club (18).
He surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 17 goals in nine Real Madrid seasons. It’s the perfect way to say goodbye to Benzema, who became a Los Merengues legend while playing at the Bernabeu.
Al Ittihad is expected to sign the French striker as a free agent, so it looks like Benzema will join Ronaldo in the Saudi Pro League. According to the Saudi state-run television station Al Ekhbariya, Al-Numoor and the Madrid captain have agreed to sign him to a two-year contract.
The legendary player from Real Madrid will leave the Bernabeu with three Copa del Rey medals, four La Liga titles, and five Champions League medals. In 648 games, he scored 354 goals and had 165 assists, earning him the Ballon d’Or in 2022.
Cristiano Ronaldo hypes up Genuine Madrid’s Karim Benzema’s likely appearance in the Saudi Genius Association :
Karim Benzema appears to be on the verge of becoming the Saudi Pro League’s latest household name. In January, Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al Nassr, and it appears that he sparked a desire for elite talent to relocate to the Middle East.
The icon of Portugal was asked about rumors that Lionel Messi and Benzema might arrive in Saudi Arabia. He answered (by means of Squawka):
“They are welcome; the league will improve, and it has wonderful foreign and Arab players at the moment.”
With Real Madrid and Lyon, Benzema has lit up European football. His marking will just further reinforce Saudi Ace Association’s longing to be set close to Europe’s top associations.
The Frenchman will play against Ronaldo in the event that he takes the action. the legendary duo set to battle Saudi Arabia’s two title rivals for this season. Al Ittihad won the association with a five-point hole over Al Nassr.