NEWS | 04/01/2019The striker, who is now third in the list of foreigner players to have played the most matches, has netted the first Real Madrid goal seven times this season.
Benzema scored Real Madrid's first goal this season in the European Super Cup against Atlético. Then, he also opened the scoring for the Whites in the two Champions League games against Viktoria Plzen, in the Copa del Rey against Melilla, in the LaLiga trip to Celta, in the last match at the Santiago Bernabéu against Rayo and against Villarreal in the first match of 2019.
With his goal at the Estadio de la Cerámica, Benzema also increased his presence in the list of all-time appearance makers amongst foreign players for Real Madrid. With 439 games, the Frenchman overtook Cristiano Ronaldo (438) and is in third place behind Marcelo (469) and Roberto Carlos (527).