NEWS STORY. 19/10/2021
Karim Benzema claimed the Man of the Match award in Real Madrid’s encounter with Shakhtar Donestsk at Kiev’s Olympic Stadium. The Frenchman, who completed the full 90 minutes, played a starring role as he rounded off the scoring in the 5-0 away romp in this Champions League group-stage Matchday 3 meeting.
The madridista frontman, who has hit 11 goals in as many games this term, reflected on the win in the following terms: “It was a really important game. We deserved the three points, we scored a lot of goals and didn’t concede any and it was a brilliant result for us. I hope I can keep this form up and help my team out on the pitch. That's the most important thing to me, getting the win and if I can chip in with goals and assists, all the better".
"Shakhtar are a good team, they're very good at home and put us under a lot of pressure. We managed the game well for the first 15 minutes and went on to win, scoring five goals in the process. This fills everyone with confidence. We're going to enjoy this result and then switch our attention to Sunday's Clásico".
"He's still young, but deserves the credit he's getting now. He contributes with goals, assists and causes problems for the opposition, he's a star considering his age and I hope he keeps this up until the end of the season".