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Karim Benzema Scores Remarkable Knee Goal for Al Ittihad, Sets Saudi Pro League Ablaze: Video
- Karim Benzema scored an unconventional goal on the return of club football in the Saudi League
- His stunning knee strike took his tally in the Saudi top flight to three goals in six games
- Previously, the 35-year-old found the back of the net with an audacious backheel goal
Karim Benzema delivered an incredible knee goal as Saudi Pro League action resumed after the international break.
Benzema, who retired from international duty after the 2022 World Cup, extended his impressive goal-scoring form with Al-Ittihad.
The reigning Ballon d'Or holder's unique knee shot secured the lead against Al Okhdood in the 72nd minute for the Tigers.
His solitary strike ensured the reigning Saudi champions temporarily replaced rivals Al-Hilal at the summit of the league standings, per One Football.
Benzema's wonder knee goal
Al-Ittihad faced a formidable Okhdood defence that successfully thwarted the visitors' offensive efforts, which were led by Benzema and Brazilian playmaker Romarinho.
Despite the resolute defending, Nuno Espirito's team eventually found a breakthrough with just 18 minutes remaining.
In a swift attacking sequence, Benzema received a pass from Haroune Camara. His initial touch eluded him, but a deflection off a defender set the ball airborne.
The 35-year-old improvised brilliantly, using his knee to strike the ball, breaking the deadlock in the process.
Here is the video:
Benzema scores cheeky backheel goal
In a related publication, Sports Brief reported that the ex-Real Madrid maestro dazzled with a breathtaking backheel goal during Al-Ittihad's clash against Al-Hilal.
Benzema's goal was pure brilliance as he executed a cheeky flick to meet a cross.
The Frenchman, who made a remarkable transfer to the Saudi Pro League, netted in the 38th minute of the Saudi El Clasico.
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Meanwhile, Benzema, Luis Suarez, and Robert Lewandowski have left an indelible mark on the footballing world, shaping an unforgettable era.
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Rio Ferdinand, the iconic figure from Manchester United, recently shared his perspective on who among the trio shone the brightest during their prime years.
According to a tweet from Madrid Universal, the former England international gave his nod to the Frenchman, placing Benzema at the top, surpassing Suarez and Lewandowski, Sports Brief reported.