Karim Benzema is the fifth player not born in Spain to be placed on the select list, led by Cristiano Ronaldo
Forward Karim Benzema tied Hugo Sánchez as the eighth Real Madrid player to score 10 goals in El Clásico in all competitions, with the goal that opened the scoring against Barcelona in the match of matchday 30 of LaLiga 2020-21.
What’s more, Karim is the fifth player not born in Spain to join this select list, which has less than a dozen elements, the same one led by Cristiano Ronaldo, who is tied for first place with Alfredo Di Stéfano, both with 18 goals.
Later, Raúl follows with 15 goals, followed by Ferenc Puskas and Paco Gento, both with 14 goals.In sixth place is Santillana with 12 goals and then Hugo Sánchez alongside Benzema.
On the other hand, The French striker has already scored nine goals in seven straight LaLiga games, the first time in his career that he has such an important streak. While, in the same way, he broke the spell of nine games without scoring the Catalans between all competitions.
This negative streak against the Catalans is the longest that the Frenchman accumulated against a single team since he joined Real Madrid.
Until before half time, the meringues were placed 2 to 0 and it is the fastest advantage of two goals in favor of those of the Spanish capital in El Clásico de LaLiga since May 7, 2008, when Raúl and Robben scored before the 21st minute in their 4-1 victory at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
While the fastest two-goal lead in all competitions is from August 29, 2012 when Gonzalo Higuaín and Cristiano Ronaldo scored before the 19th minute in the whites’ 2-1 victory in the Spanish Super Cup.