An impressive beginning to the season has been seen by Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema taking the lead early in La Liga’s assists and goals charts. Karim Benzema has assumed the role of Lionel Messi as the shining star for La Liga by embarking on an impressive beginning into the new season. Check La Liga Top Scorers in the 2021-22 Season.
The France international scored a hat-trick in the Sunday game to ensure that Real Madrid’s return at the Santiago Bernabeu ended on a victory by defeating Celta Vigo 5-1. He also added an assist on Vinicius Jr.’s strike. Thus, Benzema has become the only lead of this Pichichi battle. The five goals he scored in four games are better over real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal and Real Madrid teammate Vinicius.
But, Benzema isn’t completing moves, he’s creating them too. The 33-year-old’s assist to Vinicius last Sunday is his fourth assist of the season. In total, thirteen Real Madrid’s La Liga goals, he was involved in nine of them.
It’s been a good start so far Real Madrid in Carlo Ancelotti’s second stint as manager. Los Blancos have won three of their four opening games, scoring 10 points out of 12. They are leading La Liga ahead of Valencia and Atletico Madrid, reigning champions They are also on the same 10 points, based on goal difference.
Sevilla and Barcelona both, who were unable to play on Saturday due to the match being delayed, are three points in the gap to Real Madrid for now.
|K. Benzema||Real Madrid||17||11||6||35%|
|Junior Vinicius||Real Madrid||12||4||8||25%|
|Raúl de Tomás||Espanyol||12||9||3||44%|
|I. Aspas||Celta Vigo||11||5||6||39%|
|M. Depay||FC Barcelona||8||5||3||22%|
|L. Suarez||Atletico Madrid||8||4||4||21%|
|A. Correa||Atletico Madrid||8||4||4||21%|
|M. Oyarzabal||Real Sociedad||7||3||4||32%|
|Santi Mina||Celta Vigo||7||3||4||25%|
|Borja Iglesias||Real Betis||7||4||3||17%|
|Willian Jose||Real Betis||6||3||3||15%|
|R. Mir||Sevilla FC||6||4||2||18%|
|M. Asensio||Real Madrid||6||5||1||12%|
|J. L. Morales||Levante||6||1||5||29%|
|L. Ocampos||Sevilla FC||5||4||1||15%|
|Iñaki Williams||Athletic Bilbao||5||3||2||22%|
|O. Sancet||Athletic Bilbao||5||2||3||22%|