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Sorry, m'lud! Benzema was only 116 kmph over the speed limit when caught

Pity he can’t move as quickly on the pitch…

Image: Daniel Ochoa De Olza/AP/Press Association Images

YOU KNOW HOW it is: you’re miles away from home and you’ve forgotten to set the Sky+ box to record Breaking Bad.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been charged with speeding at more than 200 kilometres an hour (134 mph) on a Spanish motorway, police said today.

A traffic camera caught Benzema speeding at 216 kmph in a 100 kmph zone on the highway in an upmarket Madrid suburb on 3 February, a source in the civil guard told AFP.

“He was charged with an offence against traffic safety. He will go to court and the judicial authorities will impose the appropriate penalty,” said the source.

Spanish newspapers reported online that Real’s 25-year-old striker was driving his Audi several hours after playing in Real’s 1-0 defeat away to Granada, 400 kilometres away.

- © AFP, 2013, team

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