Benzema tempted by Saudi Arabia's 'huge' football project

Thu, 12 Oct 2023 - 12:58 GMT

"When the football project started here, it seemed like a huge project in all respects, and I wanted to be a part of it and help advance the game in Saudi Arabia, and this is one of the reasons that made me come here," Benzema said in an interview with the Saudi Pro League, posted on messaging platform X.

Benzema fever hits Jeddah ahead of Al-Ittihad presentation

Thu, 08 Jun 2023 - 11:08 GMT

The France striker and Ballon d'Or winner signed a three-season contract with the Saudi Pro League club on Tuesday for a total of $165 million, according to local media.

Barcelona stunned as Benzema hat-trick sends Real into Copa final

Thu, 06 Apr 2023 - 04:23 GMT

Karim Benzema struck a hat-trick as Real Madrid thrashed arch-rivals and league leaders Barcelona 4-0 to reach the Copa del Rey final in stunning fashion on Wednesday.

Benzema, Vinicius strike as Real fight back to sink Atletico

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 - 11:42 GMT

Substitute Rodrygo equalised in the 79th with a delightful goal, dribbling past three defenders before finishing well.

Real's Benzema named UEFA player of year, Ancelotti wins coach's award

Fri, 26 Aug 2022 - 02:01 GMT

Benzema was in red-hot form, scoring 15 times in the competition and lifting the trophy for a fifth time in his career after the Spanish side beat Liverpool in the final.

Benzema, Ronaldo and Haaland nominated for Ballon d'Or, Messi misses out

Sat, 13 Aug 2022 - 11:37 GMT

Seven times reigning winner Lionel Messi was not nominated for this year's Ballon d'Or for the first time since 2005.

Real beat Eintracht 2-0 for record-equalling fifth UEFA Super Cup win

Thu, 11 Aug 2022 - 01:08 GMT

Europa League winners Eintracht had offered some resistance in the first half and had chances to score but were eventually overrun by the Spaniards.

Salah sends a message to Real Madrid after reaching Champions League final

Thu, 05 May 2022 - 10:05 GMT

After Liverpool booked their place in the final on Tuesday, the Egyptian winger stated that he wants to face Real Madrid in the final of the competition.

Spanish media hail Real Madrid after "Bernabeu's greatest night"

Thu, 05 May 2022 - 09:31 GMT

Real will take on Liverpool in a rematch of the 2018 Champions League final at the Stade de France on May 28.

Benzema brace hands Real Madrid 2-1 win against Athletic

Thu, 23 Dec 2021 - 11:01 GMT

The hosts, who were also missing four player due to COVID-19,dominated most of the second half but Real held on to secure all three points.

Real's Ancelotti backs Benzema for Ballon D'or

Sat, 25 Sep 2021 - 02:52 GMT

Ancelotti has backed forward Karim Benzema to win the Ballon D'Or, comparing the Frenchman to a wine that gets better with age.

Ancelotti will demand 'spectacular football' in second Real Madrid stint

Thu, 03 Jun 2021 - 11:22 GMT

Ancelotti said he will demand more goals from Real Madrid’s strikers next season and promised to play thrilling, attacking football.

Messi leads the race for Pichichi

Fri, 23 Apr 2021 - 11:01 GMT

Messi's brace took him to the 25-goal mark, which he hit for the 12th season in a row.

Real frustrate Liverpool to move into last four

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 12:04 GMT

The Spanish side will face Chelsea in the last four as they search for their fifth Champions League title in eight years.

Real Madrid hit by Benzema injury ahead of Atalanta test

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 - 10:14 GMT

Benzema missed training on Friday morning and Zidane said he will not travel with the team for Saturday's La Liga game away at Real Valladolid.

Real's Zidane plays down talk of Benzema and Vinicius rift

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 - 02:45 GMT

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Friday that there is no problem between forwards Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior.

Varane praises "complete" Benzema

Sat, 01 Aug 2020 - 10:15 GMT

"Benzema is in great form, I'm not surprised. Everyone knows his quality." Varane said.

Clever Benzema assist helps Real Madrid go clear at the top

Mon, 29 Jun 2020 - 06:55 GMT

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema produced an audacious back-heeled assist for Casemiro to score as they beat Espanyol 1-0 away on Sunday to capitalise on Barcelona’s slip-up a day earlier and move two points clear at the top of La Liga.

Real Madrid move top of La Liga with win over Sociedad

Mon, 22 Jun 2020 - 06:36 GMT

Real Madrid took control of the Spanish title race by beating Real Sociedad 2-1 away on Sunday to move top of La Liga above Barcelona after a second-half high on controversy.

Suker praises Real Madrid striker Benzema

Thu, 30 Apr 2020 - 06:20 GMT

The French striker joined Real Madrid from Olympique Lyonnais in 2009 and since then he established himself as the team's starting striker.