Really: the archives on Benzema stand out, it’s delicious

Brilliant again with Real this week in the Champions League quarter-finals against Chelsea (3-1), Karim Benzema was not always unanimous in Madrid…

Karim Benzema has been shining in the Merengue jersey for several months now. In fact, with his compatriot Kylian Mbappe, the former Lyonnais is one of the best players in the world today, ahead of Messi or Neymar. It must be said that KB9 has been running squarely on the water since mid-February. Decisive in his last seven appearances at Real, the 34-year-old impressed again in the Champions League on Wednesday. Four weeks after PSG’s return with an incredible hat-trick at the Santiago Bernabeu, Benzema brought the powder back to Chelsea, the reigning European champion. Indeed, with three new goals on the Stamford Bridge lawn in the quarter-final of the first leg of the C1, the French star marked a bit more history by becoming the first tricolor, for example, to score 11 goals in Champions in a single season. But otherwise it is the great history of Real that Benzema writes.

In 2017, Benzema was criticized

However, nothing was won as in 2017, after signing a new contract with Madrid, KB9 was shunned by many Real supporters. This extension’s tweet, created by François David, a French journalist living in Spain, caused a stir the day after Benzema’s new XXL appearance with Real. Considering that under the White House announcement, the critics at the time coalesced: “Fire me this loser, we want Morata”, “Benzema gets a boost from the coach”, “We want a real 9 who knows how to score”… Archive that everyone can laugh about today, as Benzema still managed to make Cristiano Ronaldo forget.

KB9, a legend of Real Madrid

Arriving from Lyon on a check for €35 million in July 2009, Benzema has built a stellar career at one of the biggest clubs in the world. With 316 goals in 595 games, KB9 is not far from overtaking Raul (323) in the rankings of the top scorers in Real history, which would be a very big feat for a player who for five years was still criticized by the supporters suffered… But as with some followers of the French team, Benzema managed to turn everyone around thanks to his performance on the pitch. Much to the delight of Real and the French!