Striker Karim Benzema is just one strike away from a remarkable 300 goals for Real Madrid.
The 34-year-old Frenchman currently has 299 goals for Los Blancos and he is keen to reach the 300 goal milestone Saturday night when Real Madrid host Valencia at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in a matchday 21 LaLiga fixture.
The forward has a good chance to do so against Saturday’s opponents having scored 18 times in 25 games against Valencia with 11 of the goals coming in the LaLiga.
Sitting pretty as LaLiga Santander’s top scorer, Benzema has every chance to score goal number 300 and cement his place among Real Madrid legends.
With Cristiano Ronaldo out of the club, Benzema is now the senior figure in the Los Blancos attack and he is spearheading the team admirably as they sit top of the league and qualified as group winners in the Champions League.
Benzema has scored 20 times in 24 games in all competitions so far this term. His 15 goals in 19 LaLiga appearances so far is the most scored by any player in the competition.
In Europe, Benzema is in the running for the European Golden Shoe title as his 15 in the league is bettered by Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski who has scored 20 goals in the Bundesliga and the trio of Patrik Schick of Bayer Leverkusen, Dusan Vlahovic of Fiorentina and Liverpool star, Mohamed Salah who have scord 16 times each.