Actual Madrid vs Celta Vigo: Benzema: A spectacular hat trick to make him prime scorer

Okayarim Benzema gave a terrific exhibiting to rejoice Actual Madrid‘s return to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, twice equalising in opposition to Celta Vigo, organising the aim which put Los Blancos forward and finally getting his hat-trick, which makes him the standalone chief atop the Pichichi chart.

The Frenchman now has 5 objectives in 4 LaLiga Santander matches, placing him forward of teammate Vinicius Junior and Mikel Oyarzabal of Actual Sociedad, who each have 4.

Madrid’s No.9 is not simply ending strikes, nevertheless, he’s a key determine within the workforce’s attacking play and has additionally laid on 4 assists this marketing campaign, which means he has had a direct involvement in 9 of their 13 objectives this season.

Benzema is indisputably a membership legend, rubbing shoulders with different all-time greats within the stats lists. Within the league opener in opposition to Alaves in Vitoria-Gasteiz, he entered the highest ten for appearances made for Actual Madrid.

Now on 563 appearances, he’s in ninth place and has some huge names in his sights, reminiscent of Jose Camacho (577), Francisco Gento (600) and Fernando Hierro (601). Meaning he might finish the season with solely 5 gamers in membership historical past forward of him when it comes to video games performed: Raul (741), Iker Casillas (725), Manolo Sanchs (710), Sergio Ramos (671) and Santillana (645).

Solely six objectives from Santillana

If we have a look at the goalscoring charts, Benzema is even increased and is already the membership’s fifth prime scorer of all time. Forward of him stand solely Santillana, Alfredo Di Stefano, Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The France worldwide has 284 and can anticipate to overhaul Santillana (290) within the very close to future and surpassing Di Stefano (308) earlier than his Madrid profession ends is a sensible goal. Raul (323) is barely additional forward, whereas Cristiano (450) stays in a league of his personal.

In reality, if we examine solely league objectives, the 33-year-old is already forward of Santana (197 to 186), whereas the opposite three stay in the identical order.

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