September 27, 2022
Benzema, Vinicius Junior, Aubameyang: La Liga top scorers 2021/22 - in pictures

In a campaign that saw Real Madrid coast to yet another La Liga title, it was fitting that the top goalscorers award should also have been sewed up comfortably by a Los Blancos player.

Striker Karim Benzema has been prolific for Carlo Ancelotti’s side this season, with the 34-year-old scoring 44 goals in 45 games across all competitions. That number could go up further if the Frenchman finds the target in the Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday.

Benzema is now Real’s joint second-highest scorer of all time after moving level with Raul’s 323 goals leaving only Cristiano Ronaldo, who left the club in 2018, ahead of him with 450.

“I have difficulty calling Benzema only a centre-forward because he’s a fantastic player that’s playing from the front,” Ancelotti told SiriusXM FC’s The Football Show recently.

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