Benzema has been betrayed by his physique in his pursuit of the consolation prize, the Pichichi. The Frenchman is ending the season sustained on stretchers but still wanted to play against Rayo, see if there was still hope. And he achieved the popular lame goal, because as soon as he dribbled past Dimitrievski to score the target nine, he went to celebrate without even being able to put his foot down. Ancelotti revealed after the game that he had a cut on his foot and the Frenchman himself showed an image: he needed five stitches. The caste arreón was not enough and Lewandowski will navigate the last two days with an income of five goals. Too much for a Karim who plays thanks to the inertia of his privileged football brain, but no gas in the legs.
Exhausting Benzema’s options for what could have been his second consecutive Pichichi It was practically the only stimulus for this Real Madrid who is directly bored by this League. The only flash of that fast and dynamic Real Madrid was the white goal. Without Vinicius and with Rodrygo strangely out of sync with himself until he found her again in the 2-1 goal. Too much loneliness for Karim.
To do. A disturbing season in Benzema key. Madrid continues to debate internally about if you go this summer for a nine already for what kind of nine. If it is a simple replacement to stretch the Frenchman’s season to the maximum, if he can act as a complement or if he is not an attacker even with pedigree (Harry Kane…) to be considered a starter if he is more toned than the white captain.
Managing the tempos of the next campaign with Benzema is going to be almost mandatory. Unlike 2021-22, this course that gives its last blows does so with the French cast. Not a goal in all of May until this inconsequential against Rayo and that was a month in which there was the final of La Cartuja and that double stake against City. The last big deployment was on April 5, its hat-trick against Barça in the great Madrid night in this chiaroscuro campaign. Like Karim himself.
Of necessity, virtue
Because in the end, Benzema is still the tuning fork of Ancelotti’s attack. Vinicius’s genius and Rodrygo’s lightning appearances still need the harmony above all that Benzema imposes. In the absence of another future scorer capable of uniting the attack on himself (Haaland, Mbappé…), Karim still has a lot to say.