- Karim Benzema has become Real Madrid's second highest top scorer in the history of the club
- The France international was on target as Real Madrid overcame the resilience of Franfurt in the UEFA super Cup
- Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player in history of Real Madrid with more goals than Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema netted in Real Madrid 2-0 victory over Eintracht Frankfurt at Helsinki on Wednesday night in the UEFA Super Cup.
This means that the Frenchman has now overtaken Real Madrid icon Raul Gonzalez to become the second-highest goalscorer in the history of the club.
The 34-year-old equaled Raul's record in second place on 323 goals back in May, when he scored a header in a 6-0 thrashing of Levante.
Benzema has now moved to second, on 324, after bagging Madrid's second against Europa winners Frankfurt.
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Austria international David Alaba broke the deadlock the first half and Benzema added another after he finished off with a Vinicius Junior assist.
The Brazilian winger created 10 goals for Benzema, and against Frankfurt, he teed up the Madrid's new captain with the chance to side-foot home a first-time finish that crept through Kevin Trapp.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals for Real Madrid than Benzema.
The Manchester United forward netted a remarkable 450 goals during his nine-year spell at Santiago Bernabeu between 2009 and 2018.
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Benzema was adjudged the best player for the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League season while Vinicius was named the best young player in the same competition.
The Frenchman notched 15 goals and 2 assists while the Brazilian winger contributed with 4 goals and 7 assists, including the match-winner in the final against Liverpool.
Vinicius joined the club in 2018 from the Brazilian side Flamengo. Vinicius Junior has starred this season alongside Benzema as the Spanish giants won the La Liga and the Champions League.
Source: Sports Brief News