Al-Ittihad striker Karim Benzema has lauded his former Real Madrid teammate Vinicius Junior for his performance in the 4-0 La Liga dwelling win over Girona on Saturday (February 10).
In a quite lopsided top-of-the-table conflict on the Santiago Bernabeu, Los Blancos went forward inside six minutes via a Vinicius strike and by no means regarded again. Jude Bellingham scored both facet of half-time to finish the sport as a contest earlier than Rodrygo Goes added a fourth halfway via the second half so as to add gloss to the scoreline.
The win despatched Carlo Ancelotti’s facet 5 factors clear on the prime after 24 video games, with Vinicius enjoying a key position in the win with a objective and two assists. Los Blancos legend Benzema recognised his former teammate’s brilliance by posting his image on Instagram tales and captioning it ‘primary’.
Despite being affected by accidents – lacking 11 video games throughout competitions – the Brazilian has three objectives and as many assists in his final 5 La Liga video games, with Madrid profitable all of them.
Meanwhile, Benzema spent a vastly profitable 14-year stint on the Bernabeu between 2009 and 2023, bagging 354 objectives and 165 assists in 648 video games throughout competitions.
What’s subsequent for Karim Benzema’s former membership Real Madrid?
Real Madrid have hardly missed their former prolific striker Karim Benzema, who left in the summer time to affix Saudi Pro League facet Al-Ittihad.
Los Blancos have been imperious throughout competitions, main the league, profitable all six UEFA Champions League group video games and rising victorious in the Supercopa Espana final month. Their solely blemish is a Round-of-16 Copa del Rey defeat at Atletico Madrid shortly after their Supercopa triumph.
Ancelotti’s in-form facet subsequent journey to RB Leipzig in the Champions League for their Round of 16 first-leg tie on Tuesday (February 13). Five days later, they journey to Rayo Vallecano in the league.
Los Blancos’ solely losses this season – one in La Liga (3-1) and the opposite in the Copa del Rey (4-2) – have come at Atletico Madrid.