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Celta - Real Madrid

Benzema, the specialist in opening team's goal account in LaLiga

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NEWS | 18/08/2019

The Frenchman got the team's goals-for tally up and running this term as he repeated the feat achieved in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 campaigns.
It took Real Madrid all of 12 minutes to score their first competitive goal of the new season. The man on target was none other than Karim Benzema, who is quite the specialist when it comes to opening the Whites' goalscoring account in LaLiga. Indeed, this was the the third time that the French frontman struck the madridista's maiden goal in the competition after having also done so in both the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons.

The Bernabéu witnessed the first two times that Benzema got the team's goals-for tally up and running in LaLiga. Six years ago, on 18 August 2013, the Frenchman was on the mark in the side's 2-1 triumph over Betis, a win in which Isco also found the net. The following season, the hitman claimed the first of the team's two goals against Córdoba as Madrid put their first three points on the board. This term, Benzema repeated the trick in the away trip to Celta.

Team's opening scorers
In the current squad, there are two other players who have netted Real Madrid's opening goal in a LaLiga campaign. Gareth Bale has also accomplished the feat three seasons in a row, in the 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18 season, with the only difference being that the Welshman's first goal in the 2015/16 campaign came on Matchday 2. Meanwhile, Dani Carvajal is the other player to have bagged Real Madrid's first goal in a LaLiga season, when he got his name on the scoresheet last time round against Getafe.