European Super Cup 2022: three in one for Benzema in Helsinki

Karim Benzema turned his present into an ongoing challenge to overcome Real Madrid’s historic records. At the best moment of his sporting career, with the golden ball 2022 under lock and key and a collection of artworks that transformed the Sala Karim in one of the best of the current football museum, the captain of the real Madrid leads the expedition to helsinki. There, in the historic Olympic Stadium, Madrid will be looking for their fifth European Super Cup. Benzema can be placed with four in his palms, the same as the two most successful players in this tournament have (Dani Alves and Paolo Maldini). On this same step are placed Dani Carvajal, Modric and Toni Kroosthe German with one in the Bayern jersey.

But the appointment in the Finnish capital presents more challenges for Benzema on a personal level. Karim’s motto has always been that it’s the team, it’s the successes of the team that really matter, but with so much time in the team, Madridsince 2009, the stunts of collective success have converted the Benzema an indispensable figure in understanding the history of the real Madrid.

Benzema starts as he finished: beautiful goal at 22 minutes

In Helsinki, Karim has the first opportunity to leave behind Ral’s figure as the second top scorer in the club’s history. Big words. He managed to do it in the final of the Champions, but the goal he scored was canceled out in a convoluted game that didn’t make it very clear that the decision was correct. This means that against Eintracht, a rival he has never faced, he once again has the opportunity to surpass the 323 goals he shares with Ral and only see ahead. Christian and its history 451.

Of these 323 goals, Benzema He has scored 131 goals in four seasons since CR7’s farewell, 33 on average. It’s science fiction, but with this average since joining the club in the summer of 2009, his figure would skyrocket to 426.

In this powerful collection of targets with the shirt of the real Madrid, only one came in the European Super Cup. It’s the one he lost, the one in 2018, when he scored 1-1 against Atltico in Tallinn in a game that ended 2-4 for Simeone’s men. But if he scores two goals in Helsinki, which in Europe last season was almost normal, he will enter the club of the top scorers in the history of the competition. At this table are seated Blokhin (Dnamo kyiv), Fairclough (Liverpool), Radamel Falcao (Atltico de Madrid), Arie Haan (Ajax and Anderlecht), Terry McDermott (Liverpool), Messi (Barcelona), Gerd Mller (Bavaria), Rensenbrink (Anderlecht) and Van der Elst (Anderlecht).

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Opt for Gento… and Marcelo

Benzema has long been part of the legend of the real Madrid. But in the season that officially starts in Helsinki, he has before him the possibility of becoming the player in the history of the club with the most titles. Before him this season, there are six possibilities that Marcelo’s reign will be short-lived. The Brazilian left the club this summer with 25 titles. Finish the 23 of Ghenta record that lasted from May 21, 1971 until Madrid won the last League on April 30.

Benzema can reach Wednesday at Ghent. In his palms already look 22 trophies with the shirt of the real Madrid. The first he won was the 2011 Cup, the one with Cristiano’s goal at Mestalla against Barcelona in overtime and when no one had played a euro because today Karim be what he is in white history. With 23 he will equal Gento and enter DRS area to reach or exceed Marcelo already this season with five balls in the room.

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Another special moment you can experience Benzema in Helsinki is to receive the trophy from the UEFA President, Alexandre Ceferin. Because after the departure of Marcelo, Benzema is the first captain of Real Madrid and it will be up to him to receive the fifth Super Cup in the history of the club if Ancelotti’s men win. Eagles from Frankfurt. So far, this honor has been Ferdinand Iron (2002), Casillas (2014) y Sergio Ramos (2016 and 2017).

With this three in one, Benzema appears in the final of the European Supercup. His staging this pre-season has already left two goals, one of them a work of art against America in San Francisco. The outstanding question is whether Karim will be able to maintain his level in a season where his passport will be set at 35 the day after the World Cup final which awaits him as a star. Given the curve of his performance in recent seasons, it would be very daring to bet against Benzema.

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