Bilbao-Real: the sumptuous goal of Benzema, who offered himself a double

For his 400 th career goal, Karim Benzema scored a gem against the ‘Athletic Bilbao, this Wednesday: a sublime curling shot. The Real Madrid striker scored a brace in this advanced La Liga game.

Away to Athletic Bilbao for an advanced La Liga game on Real Madrid again relied on their strong man: Karim Benzema . The French scored a brace in the first seven minutes of play, including an incredible roll, with a clear trajectory, to open the scoring. He brings his total La Liga goals this season to 15.

In the 4th minute game, the Blues striker made San Mamés shiver with a strike he has the secret. Served at the corner of the surface by Toni Kroos, after initiating the action by a doubling with Vinicius , he triggered, without control, a coiled strike which went to nestle flush with the post of Julen Agirrezabala, absolutely helpless at the time.

Only preceded by Henry

On the second goal, three minutes later, he was more successful. Offside at the start of the action, he is put onside by a pass blocked by Unai Nunez which allows him to find himself in one against one against Agirrezabala, whom he shot from the right. The Merengues supporters then had a fright: in the wake of the action, he remained on the ground, visibly affected. But the striker quickly got up and continued the game.

With these two achievements, Benzema has passed the stage of 19 and is even now at 400. Only a compatriot had succeeded in this feat before him: Thierry Henry, whose counter was stuck at 401. In the coming months, it’s a safe bet that KB9 will become the top French scorer in history.