# Karim Benzema

Last month
March 2023
# Unhappy
Benzema disputes 'liar' Deschamps over World Cup claim
The Real Madrid forward pulled out of the France squad with an injured left thigh on the eve of the tournament.
This year
# Reaction
Thibaut Courtois critical of Liverpool after Champions League encounter
The goalkeeper criticised the Reds’ defensive shortcomings.
# Copa del Rey
Madrid snatch derby victory against Atletico to reach Copa semis
Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior were both on target for Real in extra-time.
# Upset
Real Madrid suffer shock loss to dent title hopes
Yeremy Pino and Gerard Moreno’s strikes either side of Karim Benzema’s penalty were enough to give Villarreal a sixth consecutive victory.
# Tribute
Rodrygo scores brilliant solo goal, does Pele celebration in Real Madrid win
The Brazilian broke the deadlock after 69 minutes beating two defenders to fire in.
Last year
# Au Revoir
Ballon D'or winner Karim Benzema ends France career
Striker had to withdraw from France squad due to injury before first World Cup match.
# Les Bleus
Deschamps rules out shock return for Benzema as France battle mystery virus
The Real Madrid striker pulled out injured just before the start of the World Cup.
# ruled out
Injury rules France's Karim Benzema out of World Cup
34-year-old suffered thigh injury in training today.
# World Class
Benzema becomes first Frenchman since Zidane to win Ballon d'Or
Meanwhile, Alexia Putellas won her second successive prize at the ceremony.
Benzema misses from the spot as Madrid finally drop points this season
After Barcelona beat Real Mallorca on Saturday, Real knew they had to win to stay top
# too strong
Real Madrid defeat Eintracht Frankfurt to win 5th Uefa Super Cup
Goals from David Alaba and Karim Benzema gave Madrid a 2-0 victory.
# Moving On
Lewandowski reveals reasons for Bayern exit amid reported €32 million offer
The Polish forward has been linked with a move to Barcelona.
# Controversy
Real Madrid's Benzema drops 'sex tape' appeal
Lawyer Hugues Vigier told French sports daily L’Equipe he did so because he was ‘exhausted’ by the process.
# Upset
France suffer shock defeat to Denmark
Substitute Andreas Cornelius produced a starring role in the win.
# top dog
Real Madrid star Benzema deserves to win Ballon d'Or - Messi
Benzema was crucial in Real Madrid’s Champions League victory this season.
# Take a Bow
Karim Benzema makes history in Real Madrid victory
The France international has equalled Raul as Real Madrid’s second-highest goalscorer.
# Evergreen
'He's getting better every day like wine' - Praise for Real's veteran superstar
Karim Benzema starred in the first leg defeat of Chelsea.
# spot on
Benzema scores two out of three penalties as Real Madrid defeat Celta
Carlo Ancelotti’s side warmed up for the Champions League clash against Chelsea with a 2-1 win.
# Top Of The Tree
Benzema on the double as Real Madrid go 10 points clear at top of La Liga
Vinicius Junior was also on target in a 3-0 win over Real Mallorca.
# var
Pochettino criticises referee after PSG collapse against Real Madrid
Pochettino was left angered that PSG were not given a free-kick for Benzema’s challenge on Gianluigi Donnarumma.
# PSG Champions League Collapse
Benzema hat-trick sees Real Madrid knock PSG out of Champions League
A second-half Karim Benzema hat-trick thrilled the Bernabéu.
# like a fine wine
Veteran star Benzema's stunning season continues
The France international proved the difference again for Real Madrid.
# Super Sunday
Modric and Benzema steer Real Madrid to Spanish Super Cup victory
Carlo Ancelotti’s side beat Athletic Bilbao 2-0 in Saudi Arabia.
All time
# Mixed Fortunes
Karim Benzema stars for Real Madrid, frustration for Diego Simeone as Atletico's title hopes fade
All of the goals were scored in the opening 10 minutes at San Mamés Stadium.
# Winner winner
Real Madrid extend lead to seven points as fans salute match winner 'Karim, Ballon d'Or'
Benzema’s 20th goal in 24 games proved to be the difference against Athletic Bilbao.
# Verdict
Real Madrid star Benzema handed one-year suspended term in sex tape case
The sentence was tougher than that sought by prosecutors against the 33-year-old.
# Close Call
Benzema double carries sloppy Real to victory over Shakhtar
Benzema’s opener made Madrid the first club to score 1000 goals in the European Cup.
# Versailles
Benzema's lawyers criticise 'sex tape' trial on last day of hearings
A verdict in the trial will be announced on 24 November.
# Deal
Suspended sentence sought for France's Benzema in sex tape case
Mathieu Valbuena said the affair had left him feeling “frightened” and fearful for his career.
# Update
Valbuena felt 'in danger' over sex tape, Benzema trial hears
The affair rocked the French national team.
# Les Bleus
Real Madrid star Benzema on trial in sextape case
The France forward is suspected of helping a group of alleged blackmailers approach Mathieu Valbuena in an attempt to extort money. Four other men are also on trial.
# Champions League
Messi and Mbappe lead PSG to victory, Benzema scores in Real rout
Elsewhere Ajax thrashed Borussia Dortmund 4-0.
# big game player
Deschamps says 'improved' Benzema has matured after Nations League triumph
The Real Madrid forward had been banished from the French national team for over five years but was recalled ahead of Euro 2020.
# Development
Paris appeals court dismisses Deschamps' defamation case against Cantona
The Man United legend suggested the France manager had snubbed Karim Benzema and Hatem Ben Arfa because of their ‘north African origins’.
# Upset
Incredible scenes as world champions France dumped out of Euros
Switzerland triumphed 5-4 on penalties.
# Comeback
Benzema delighted to lift 'pressure' with first France goals in 6 years
The Real Madrid striker was brought back for Euro 2020 by coach Didier Deschamps.
# Impossible is nothing
Ronaldo equals world record as Portugal secure last-16 spot
The brace took him to 109 international goals — the joint highest in men’s world football alongside Iran’s Ali Daei.
# William Hill
David Meyler: Unbeaten in 27 matches, Mancini's Italy can go all the way at Euro 2020
The ex-Ireland midfielder takes you through his predictions for the European Championship along with six picks for William Hill’s ‘Free or 4′ game.
# Worry
France's win over Bulgaria marred by Karim Benzema injury
The Real Madrid striker was taken off in the 39th minute.
# Karim back at the top
Benzema makes shock return to France squad for Euros after five-year exile
The Real Madrid striker is included despite the fact he will soon stand trial over his alleged involvement in blackmailing former teammate Matthieu Valbuena over a sex tape.