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Karim Benzema nets hat trick as Real Madrid makes winning return to Bernabeu(AP)

Karim Benzema nets hat trick as Real Madrid makes winning return to Bernabeu

AP | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2021 09:26 AM IST
  • With goals by Vinícius Júnior and debutant Eduardo Camavinga and a hat trick by Karim Benzema, Madrid twice came from behind before comfortably beating Celta Vigo 5-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid. (Getty)
Karim Benzema of Real Madrid. (Getty)

Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema extends contract to 2023

Reuters | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2021 07:35 PM IST
  • Real Madrid on Friday confirmed that forward Karim Benzema has signed a new deal that will keep him at the club until 2023.
La Liga: Karim Benzema double helps Real Madrid to winning start at Alaves(AP)
La Liga: Karim Benzema double helps Real Madrid to winning start at Alaves(AP)

Benzema double helps Real to winning start at Alaves

Reuters |
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2021 08:46 AM IST
Real Madrid had an uninspiring first half in Carlo Ancelotti's first league game since taking charge of the club for a second time but Karim Benzema settled their nerves by blasting the ball into the net in the 48th minute after being teed up by Eden Hazard.
Karim Benzema (L) tests positive for Covid-19, delays start with Real Madrid(REUTERS)
Karim Benzema (L) tests positive for Covid-19, delays start with Real Madrid(REUTERS)

Karim Benzema tests positive for Covid-19, delays start with Real Madrid

AP |
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2021 04:25 PM IST
UK-SOCCER-SPAIN-MAD-BENZEMA:France striker Karim Benzema tests positive for COVID-19, Real Madrid says
France striker Karim Benzema gives a glimpse of his inspiring easy workout(Instagram/karimbenzema)
France striker Karim Benzema gives a glimpse of his inspiring easy workout(Instagram/karimbenzema)

France striker Karim Benzema gives glimpse of his inspiring easy workout | Watch

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2021 10:52 AM IST
  • From showing amazing coordination while skipping rope to sweating it out on a treadmill and nailing bare-chested push-ups before the sea, French striker Karim Benzema prepares for his return to Real Madrid after France's elimination from Euro 2020 and these training videos are proof
France's Karim Benzema(Pool via REUTERS)
France's Karim Benzema(Pool via REUTERS)

Euro 2020: After long France wait, Benzema has another chance to score

AP | , Budapest
PUBLISHED ON JUN 24, 2021 09:55 PM IST
Benzema might play more freely after scoring both goals in the 2-2 draw against Portugal on Wednesday, taking a huge weight off his back. They were his first goals for Les Bleus since October 2015.
Karim Benzema: File photo(Getty Images)
Karim Benzema: File photo(Getty Images)

Euro 2020: Benzema's return speeds up France's attack

AP | , Budapest
PUBLISHED ON JUN 18, 2021 04:30 PM IST
The French team will be going for a fourth consecutive clean sheet with Benzema playing when it faces Hungary in Budapest on Saturday at the European Championship.
France's forwards Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele take part in a training session at the team's training grounds in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, southwest of Paris.(AFP)
France's forwards Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele take part in a training session at the team's training grounds in Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines, southwest of Paris.(AFP)

Euro 2020 France vs Germany preview: Rare early meeting of giants of the game

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 05:00 PM IST
  • Euro 2020: Their last match at a major tournament came in the Euro 2016 semifinals. Antoine Griezmann scored twice for France in the 2-0 victory over then-World Cup champion Germany in Marseille.
Benzema and Varane played 90 minutes in France's 3-0 win against Wales. (Twitter)
Benzema and Varane played 90 minutes in France's 3-0 win against Wales. (Twitter)

Euro 2020: Benzema misses penalty as France beat Wales 3-0 in warm-up

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 07:35 AM IST
  • Karim Benzema missed a penalty and hit the post on his international return as France warmed up for the European Championship with a 3-0 home win against Wales on Wednesday.
Kylian Mbappe (left) and Karim Benzema in training.(Twitter)
Kylian Mbappe (left) and Karim Benzema in training.(Twitter)

EURO 2020: Benzema and Mbappe could light up France's attack

AP |
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 04:53 PM IST
  • The benefit of ending a long feud with Karim Benzema is that France coach Didier Deschamps will start the Euro 2020 with arguably the tournament’s strongest attack.
Karim Benzema returns to France's squad for Euro 2020.(Getty Images)
Karim Benzema returns to France's squad for Euro 2020.(Getty Images)

Euro 2020: Surprise call-up Benzema must finally make his mark with France

Reuters | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2021 08:30 AM IST
While his 30 goals in all competitions for Real this season speak volumes, Benzema has rarely shone with Les Bleus in 81 games, notably scoring only two goals across two major competitions at Euro 2012 and the 2014 World Cup.
Karim Benzema celebrates a goal. (Getty Images)
Karim Benzema celebrates a goal. (Getty Images)

Euro 2020: Benzema will quickly settle back into France team, says Varane

Reuters | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 11:37 PM IST
  • Benzema, who has scored 30 goals in all competitions for Real this season, has not played for Les Bleus since 2015 after a blackmail scandal over which he faces a trial in October.
Kylian Mbappe.(REUTERS)
Kylian Mbappe.(REUTERS)

Euro 2020: Kylian Mbappe delighted to team up with Benzema

Reuters | , Paris
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2021 01:41 PM IST
Real Madrid striker Benzema was included in the squad on Tuesday after he and coach Didier Deschamps resolved their differences.
Karim Benzema returns to France's squad for Euro 2020. (Getty Images)
Karim Benzema returns to France's squad for Euro 2020. (Getty Images)

Benzema recalled by France coach Deschamps for Euro 2020

AP | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 09:57 AM IST
  • The 33-year-old Benzema played the last of his 81 games for Les Bleus in October 2015, scoring twice in a friendly against Armenia to take his international tally to 27 goals.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates (REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates (REUTERS)

Madrid and Chelsea draw 1-1 in first leg of Champions League semifinals

AP |
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2021 07:37 AM IST
  • A red-hot Karim Benzema equalized for a lackluster Madrid squad on a rainy night at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium in the first Champions League match since the controversial Super League folded last week amid widespread criticism.
Karim Benzema got a free run at the goal. (Real Madrid/Twitter)
Karim Benzema got a free run at the goal. (Real Madrid/Twitter)

Asensio, Benzema fire Real Madrid to victory over Eibar

Reuters | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 10:57 PM IST
  • Real Madrid forwards Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema struck to give their side a 2-0 win at home to Eibar.
Karim Benzema celebrates his goal. (Real Madrid/Twitter)
Karim Benzema celebrates his goal. (Real Madrid/Twitter)

Real overcome Elche with late Benzema double

Reuters | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON MAR 13, 2021 11:49 PM IST
  • Benzema rescued his side again by scoring two late goals to snatch a 2-1 win at home to Elche.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal with Casemiro (REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal with Casemiro (REUTERS)

Atletico title pursuit stalled by late Madrid equalizer

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2021 11:14 PM IST
  • Karim Benzema, back in the Madrid squad after an injury layoff, scored in the 87th minute after Luis Suárez's early goal for Atlético at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Getafe - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - February 9, 2021 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Getafe - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - February 9, 2021 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Sergio Perez/File photo(REUTERS)

Benzema back for Real in time for derby showdown at Atletico

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 08:05 PM IST
Benzema has been out since injuring a muscle after scoring in a 2-0 win over Valencia on Feb. 14. Real have managed only one goal per game in the three matches he has missed, failing to score in the first half each time and relying on players such as Casemiro and Ferland Mendy to score instead.
Karim Benzema broke the deadlock with a header in the 60th minute. (Real Madrid/Twitter)
Karim Benzema broke the deadlock with a header in the 60th minute. (Real Madrid/Twitter)

Real Madrid wins postponed match to move closer to Atletico

AP | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 07:32 AM IST
  • Real Madrid kept its momentum in the Spanish league by defeating Getafe 2-0 on Tuesday to cut Atletico Madrid’s lead to five points.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Celta Vigo - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - January 2, 2021 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane during the match REUTERS/Juan Medina/Files(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Celta Vigo - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - January 2, 2021 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane during the match REUTERS/Juan Medina/Files(REUTERS)

Real Madrid’s Zidane backs Benzema following charge in sex tape case

MADRID | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:47 PM IST
French prosecutors announced on Thursday that Benzema will have to stand trial for his alleged role in the affair that dates back to 2015.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - December 12, 2020 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema reacts REUTERS/Juan Medina(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - December 12, 2020 Real Madrid's Karim Benzema reacts REUTERS/Juan Medina(REUTERS)

Karim Benzema to stand trial in ‘sex tape’ case

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 07:11 PM IST
The investigators who charged Benzema believe he was approached by a childhood friend that year to act as an intermediary and convince Valbuena to deal directly with the blackmailers. Instead, Valbuena informed the police.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, center left, and Real Madrid's Marco Asensio both jump for a shot during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Granada at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020.(AP)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, center left, and Real Madrid's Marco Asensio both jump for a shot during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Granada at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020.(AP)

Asensio spurs Real Madrid to 2-0 win over Granada

Barcelona | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 07:17 AM IST
Asensio came off the bench to help lead Madrid to a 2-0 win over Granada on Wednesday at its Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium. Moments after hitting the post with a shot, Asensio set up Casemiro to finally break through Granada’s defense in the 57th minute.
Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez, third left, celebrates his goal and third of his team with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, left, and Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Eibar and Real Madrid, at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)(AP)
Real Madrid's Lucas Vazquez, third left, celebrates his goal and third of his team with Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, left, and Real Madrid's Marco Asensio, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Eibar and Real Madrid, at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)(AP)

Benzema brilliance helps Real Madrid win fifth game in a row

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:09 AM IST
The win means second-placed Real Madrid join leaders Atletico Madrid on 29 points, although Atletico have two games in hand.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.(AP)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020.(AP)

Benzema scores twice, Real Madrid beats 10-man Bilbao 3-1

Barcelona | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 07:11 AM IST
Bilbao proved to be tough opponent at Alfredo Di Stéfano stadium despite playing most of the match with only 10 men. But when the Basque Country team was threatening to at least salvage a point, Benzema scored his team-high ninth and 10th goals of the season.
Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Real Madrid and Borussia Monchengladbach at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain.(AP)
Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Real Madrid and Borussia Monchengladbach at the Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain.(AP)

Madrid beats Gladbach to avoid Champions League elimination

Madrid | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 11:11 AM IST
Madrid needed a victory to guarantee advancement and ended up winning Group B to reach the knockout round for the 24th straight season.
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v SD Huesca - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - October 31, 2020 Real Madrid's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez REUTERS/Javier Barbancho(REUTERS)
Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Real Madrid v SD Huesca - Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid, Spain - October 31, 2020 Real Madrid's Eden Hazard celebrates scoring their first goal with Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez REUTERS/Javier Barbancho(REUTERS)

La Liga: Hazard finally scores again as Madrid take care of Huesca

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 09:08 PM IST
Zinedine Zidane’s side soon extended their lead in added time of the first half when Karim Benzema chested down a cross from Lucas Vazquez and fired inside the far post.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema.(AP)
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema.(AP)

All eyes on Real Madrid forwards after Benzema criticism of Vinicius revealed

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 09:03 PM IST
With Vinicius standing only metres away in the tunnel, Benzema whispered to compatriot Mendy in French “Don’t pass to him, he is playing against us”, blasting his strike partner’s display in the first half as his side were trailing 1-0.
Next up for Madrid is a double-header against Inter Milan, the team which was supposed to be its toughest rival in Group B but which is also still without a win.(Getty Images)
Next up for Madrid is a double-header against Inter Milan, the team which was supposed to be its toughest rival in Group B but which is also still without a win.(Getty Images)

Champions League: Real Madrid in trouble despite late fightback

Paris | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 09:59 AM IST
Goals by Karim Benzema and then Casemiro — in the third minute of stoppage time — rescued a 2-2 draw for the Spanish champions.
TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane celebrates with the trophy after winning the Liga title after the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid CF and Villarreal CF at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas.(AFP)
TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's French coach Zinedine Zidane celebrates with the trophy after winning the Liga title after the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid CF and Villarreal CF at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Valdebebas.(AFP)

Winning everything: Zinedine Zidane’s time as Real Madrid manager

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Dhiman Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 07:10 AM IST
Zinedine Zidane’s first stint as Real Madrid coach was about guiding a glamour outfit to great success. Back after a year’s break, the French great has this time taken the gritty route to the La Liga title
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