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How Benzema came out of Cristiano’s shadow, became the face of Real Madrid and can decide the Clásico

Since the departure of the Portuguese, the jersey 9 has assumed the position of top scorer and assistant of the merengue squad

Real Madrid suffered greatly after losing Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in June 2018, losing their main source of goals and matches, especially in decisive moments of the UEFA Champions League or classic against Barcelona. One player, however, gained more prominence in the team.

Always companion in the shadow of Cristiano RonaldoKarim Benzema ended up being underestimated by many people for his ability on the field. Without the Portuguese, however, his brilliance was shown.

Since the departure of the Portuguese, the jersey 9 has assumed the position of top scorer and assistant of the merengue squad. In total, he is the player who has created the most goals, with more than triple the number of plays than the runner-up.

In total, Benzema generated 107 goals for Real Madrid, while Modric, second classified, generated 33. His performance is even more impressive, having created 192 chances, second in the squad, behind Kroos, with 292.

In terms of goals, Benzema has 80, while runner-up Sergio Ramos has 28, less than half. Right behind is Gareth Bale, with 17 goals.

The number of assists is even more balanced. Benzema has 27 against 23 for Kroos and 20 for Modric. Much of this is because the French positioning is more centralized.

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