NEWS | 18/06/2020 | Alberto Navarro"I didn't expect anything like this, I'm very happy to be playing for this club", said the striker, who has scored 243 goals.
"It wasn't an easy game due to the opposition who made it hard, but we won and didn't concede. It's very important because Valencia are a very good team. For the second goal everything happened so fast. It was a cross from Marco, I control it, I shot with the left foot and it went in. It looks easy, but you have to do it so fast".
"The connection is that he's a great player who knows how to play one touch and move around the field. In training we play one and two touches and I really like it".
"I'm really happy and glad for him because he's worked hard. He’s looked in good shape for a month now, I hope he stays that way".
Benzema's next challenge is to pass another Madrid legend: Santillana, who scored 290 goals. In the top three are Di Stefano, Raul and Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 308, 323 and 451 goals respectively.
Equals Hugo Sánchez's record in the league
As for his statistics in LaLiga, Benzema has equaled Hugo Sanchez's record as a Madrid player in this competition. Both have scored 164 goals and occupy the fifth position in the list of the top scorers for the club in the league. Ahead of them are Santillana (186), Di Stéfano (216), Raúl (228) and Cristiano Ronaldo (312).