Stat Alert: Karim Benzema is Enjoying his Best season with Real Madrid

Stat Alert: Karim Benzema is Enjoying his Best season with Real Madrid

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In an otherwise depressing season for the French striker, where off the field issues have tainted his legacy, the goal-scoring form of Karim Benzema with Real Madrid in La Liga is brilliant. The striker has managed 1 goal in every 77 minutes that he has played for Real Madrid in La Liga this season.

Although the Frenchman has missed a considerable portion of this season due to injuries, Benzema has missed 9 La Liga games so far, his form in front of the goal has taken no ill-effect from it. In fact, as the stat of 1 goal in every 77 La Liga minutes suggests, Benzema is currently performing quote well at Real Madrid.

When Rafael Benitez took charge of Los Blancos at the start of this season, the Spanish manager set a challenge for Benzema to achieve. He encouraged the Frenchman to score more than 25 goals in all competitions this season.

Benzema has already completed that challenge, as the striker currently sits on 25 goals with a considerable portion still left to play. Of the 25 goals that he has scored this Season, 21 have come in La Liga while the other 4 have come in the Champions League.

In addition to his goal-scoring heroics this season, Benzema has also been the Mr. Reliable for anybody that is in charge of Real Madrid. The former Lyon striker has opened the goal-scoring in 9-games this season. Also, he has broken the deadlock more times than any other player in La Liga.

Thus, while he is still under huge pressure regarding some questionable off the field antics, a factor which could exclude him from the list of players that will represent France in EURO 2016, the form on the field of the 28-year-old should be more than enough to earn him a ticket for the upcoming EUROS.