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La Decima all over again as Real Madrid score 10 past Vallecano

Karim Benzema (left) has scored 15 goals in as many Real Madrid matches this season (Image credit: EPA)

Real Madrid capitalised on two early red cards to hit double digits in a 10-2 annihilation of Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Sunday. Toni Kroos was dropped to the substitutes’ bench for the 1-0 defeat at Villarreal last weekend, amid reports of a falling-out with Coach Rafa Benitez, but it was back to business as usual as he replaced ...

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Benzema faces charges in Valbuena sex tape case in France

Karim Benzema reportedly had a conversation with Mathieu Valbuena (L) during a training session last month (Image credit: Getty Images)

French footballer Karim Benzema has been placed under formal investigation in connection with a sex tape blackmail plot involving another player. The Real Madrid striker appeared before a judge in Versailles after being held in custody overnight. His lawyer says he played “no part” in an alleged attempt to extort money from fellow French international Mathieu Valbuena. The two men ...

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Benzema header hands Real maximum points


Karim Benzema headed in Real Madrid’s winning goal against Granada as Cristiano Ronaldo was left waiting to break the club’s goalscoring record. Ronaldo, 30, needed a hat-trick to overtake Raul’s record of 323 goals, but he has only scored in one of four La Liga games this season. Real were grateful to Benzema, who made it four goals in as ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema injured in Real Madrid training


Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will miss two friendlies for Real Madrid after picking up injuries during training. Ronaldo hurt his back during training on Monday, while Benzema pulled a muscle in his right thigh. Both were left out of the squad for the Audi Cup games to be played in Munich on Tuesday and Wednesday. The tournament includes the ...

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Benzema: I can win the Ballon d’Or


Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema remains confident he can win the Fifa Ballon d’Or in his career. Benzema’s team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo has scooped the last two awards for the world’s best footballer, with the Portugal star and Lionel Messi the only players to lift the trophy since Kaka in 2007. While he accepts he will never match the scoring statistics ...

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Karim Benzema signs new contract with Real Madrid


Karim Benzema has ended speculation over his future after agreeing a contract extension with Real Madrid, keeping him at the Bernabeu until 2019. The striker’s Real future had been in doubt following the summer arrivals of big-money signings Toni Koos and James Rodriguez. Top sides throughout Europe have been monitoring the France international’s availability, with Premier League clubs Arsenal and ...

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