The Frenchman may well be the only Real player to exceed 10 goals this season. Unheard of for 50 years in the Spanish capital.
Held in check by Betis Sevilla last weekend (0-0), Real Madrid confirms a trend this season: its difficulty in finding the net. With their top scorer on the pitch, Karim Benzema, the Merengues have remained silent in 7 games in La Liga. The record is even worse in the absence of the French. “We were missing something offensively. We weren’t sharp ”, Zinedine Zidane noted after Saturday night’s game.
This season, Benzema has yet scored 28 goals in all competitions. But behind the old Lyonnais, it is the desert. Casemiro, Asensio and Vinicius Jr have scored 6 goals each this season, Modric and Ramos come next with 4. Between them 5, the total goes up to 28 goals, or as much as Karim Benzema. A record that could even become historic. Benzema may well be the only Real Madrid forward to exceed 10 goals this season. A solitude unprecedented in 50 years … During the 1970/71 season, Pirri was the only one to exceed ten with 16 goals on the clock. Except that at the time, the Merengues had played 42 games. This season they will play 52, even 53 if they qualify for the Champions League final.