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Benzema Inspires Al-Ittihad to Win Before Suffering Injury During Saudi Pro League Game
- Karim Benzema netted his 10th goal for Al-Ittihad in a win against Al-Khaleej
- However, the ex-Real Madrid star limped off the field after he was substituted
- Benzema had a history of picking up injuries while at the Spanish league side
It’s hard to keep Karim Benzema out of the headlines.
The former Real Madrid striker may have moved to the Saudi Pro League, but not much has changed.
Benzema was renowned for his form in front of goal for Los Blancos but also suffered numerous injuries during his time at the club.
That has happened again, this time at Al-Ittihad, as the French striker dominated headlines during the side’s recent game against Al-Khaleej.
Benzema’s team won the game 4-2, with the attacker notching up an assist for the first goal before converting a penalty for the side’s second.
As noted by Arab News, Benzema was substituted before the half-time break, with the player seen limping off the pitch.
There is no update yet on his injury, but Al-Ittihad will be hoping that he is back in time for their FIFA Club World Cup fixture in two weeks.
Benzema’s Saudi Arabian experience
Since moving from the Spanish side, Benzema has continued his fine form for the Saudi side.
As noted by Transfermarkt, he has scored 10 goals and provided four assists in just 16 games.
How Al-Ittihad’s win affects the log
With the victory, Al-Ittihad now find themselves in fourth place, 10 points off the lead.
They are two points behind Al-Ahli Saudi in third.
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Benzema nets first hattrick for Al-Ittihad
Karim Benzema is proving why he was a crucial signing for Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Pro League.
The French striker recently netted his first hat-trick for his new team in a victory over Abha.
Benzema scored three goals and provided an assist in a 4-2, Sports Brief recently reported.