Karim Benzema has only scored eight goals in La Liga this season. It’s no wonder that several are calling for him to be dropped from the team, particularly when an able replacement like Alvaro Morata waits in the wings.
However, Zinedine Zidane has previously pointed to the benefits of playing the French striker, especially those that serve Real Madrid’s star man Cristiano Ronaldo.
Regardless of his own form in front of goal, there can be no doubting the fact that Benzema has always been a great partner for the Portugese skipper in the front-line.
The stats in the above video provides definitive proof.
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Real Madrid, known for their counter-attacking style of play, have made some terrific comebacks over the years.
From Cristiano Ronaldo’s powerful strikes to Sergio Ramos’ accurate headers, here are some of the most insane comebacks that Los Blancos have ever made.
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For a centre-back, Sergio Ramos is enjoying a phenomenal season in front of goal. His late winner against Real Betis brought up his seventh goal in 18 La Liga appearances and his 10th overall this season.
The Real Madrid defender has been so prolific that he’s even outshone some of the best strikers in Europe’s top leagues, who admittedly, haven’t been at their best.
Nevertheless, achieving a better goal-scoring record than these stellar names takes some doing as a defender and the Spaniard can be proud of his tally.
WAYNE ROONEY – MANCHESTER UNITED
Jose Mourinho has always been a big admirer of Wayne Rooney and he was finally at his disposal at the start of this season. However, the Englishman has proved to be only a shadow of the player who drew high praise from the Portuguese.
League Appearances – 18
Goals – 2
JAMIE VARDY – LEICESTER CITY
After an incredible title-winning season in the previous campaign, Jamie Vardy never quite recovered from his party and now fights to survive the drop to the Championship.
League Appearances – 24
Goals – 7
MARIO MANDZUKIC – JUVENTUS
The Croatia international has never quite settled at Juventus since his move from Atletico Madrid two summers ago and this season could end up being his worst in front of goal for a long time.
League Appearances – 25
Goals – 5
THOMAS MULLER – BAYERN MUNICH
Thomas Muller had made a name for himself for popping up at the right places at the right times and finishing chances with unerring efficiency. He couldn’t be further from that kind of form this season though with just one strike in the Bundesliga so far.
League Appearances – 21
Goals – 1
DANIEL STURRIDGE – LIVERPOOL
Persistent injury concerns and a lack of fitness has kept Daniel Sturridge on the sidelines more often than not this season.
League Appearances – 14
Goals – 2