7 Moments When Benzema Scored a Hat-trick for Real Madrid
Netgenz - Netizen buzz Sport | In his professional profession, Karim Benzema has scored a hat trick 9 times. He scored a hat-trick twice while defending Olympique Lyon and seven hat-tricks again after wearing the Real Madrid shirt.
Benzema scored 2 hat-tricks for Lyon away and 7 hat-tricks for Real Madrid at home. He scored his first and most recent hat-trick for Real Madrid in the European Champions League.
Here are 7 Moments When Benzema Scored a Hat-trick for Real Madrid
1. Karim Benzema scored his first hat-trick for Real Madrid in the Champions League
Before his move to Real Madrid, Karim Benzema scored 12 goals in 19 Champions League appearances for Olympique Lyon. However, the 34-year-old center-forward has never scored a hat-trick for Lyon in that competition.
After scoring a goal in the Champions League for El Real on 3 November 2009, Benzema was finally able to record his first hat-trick in the competition on 8 December 2010. At that time Real Madrid hosted AJ Auxerre at the Santiago Bernabeu under the direction of Jose Mourinho.
The game had only been running for 12 minutes, but Karim Benzema immediately scored. The hosts took the lead in the first set until halftime.
Benzema scored again in the 72nd minute. A new hat trick occurred in the 88th minute. Because of 3 goals from Benzema, Los Blancos at that time won 4-0 over the visitors.
2. The second hat-trick for Los Blancos came in the Copa del Rey
Also in a home match on 22 December 2010, Real Madrid had guests, Levante UD, in the first round of the last sixteen of the Copa del Rey. It was one of the events that hosted a goal-scorching party of up to eight goals without reply.
Five minutes after the referee blew the syringe, Karim Benzema immediately scored. In the 31st minute, he again broke into the enemy's goal. Real Madrid had a 4 goal lead in the first set because of Benzema and some of his teammates.
Karim Benzema then started the 2nd set with a goal. Several other players also added to the achievements of Real Madrid. They then came out as champions. At that time Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo both scored a hat trick. Angel Di Maria recorded three assists.
3. Benzema's second Champions League hat-trick came in 2015
Something is interesting about Karim Benzema's hat-trick in the Champions League. The player scored his 2nd hat trick in the competition on the same day, month and minute. Precisely on December 8, 2015, Real Madrid successfully beat Malmo with a score of 8-0 in the 2015/2016 Champions League group stage.
At that time Benzema scored three goals, Cristiano Ronaldo four goals, and Mateo Kovacic one goal. Benzema repeated history by scoring his first goal in the twelfth minute. He scored the 2nd goal with a header 12 minutes after that. In the 74th minute, he launched the 3rd goal as the hero of the club's victory.
4. Less than 2 weeks later Benzema scored his first hat-trick in LaLiga
Just 12 days after scoring a hat-trick in the Champions League, Karim Benzema recorded his first hat-trick in Spanish LaLiga on December 20, 2015. The incident occurred when Real Madrid crushed Rayo Vallecano 10-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The first set was tense. Danilo scored a quick goal in the third minute for Real Madrid. However, Antonio Amaya and Jozabed Sanchez responded with 2 goals at once. Real Madrid then caught up with two goals from Gareth Bale and one goal from Cristiano Ronaldo.
In the 2nd set, it was Karim Benzema's turn who scored a quick goal in the 48th minute. Bale and Ronaldo added 2 and one goals respectively before the heat of Benzema. The player from France found the net in the 80th and 90th minutes until Real Madrid won 10-2.
5. Karim Benzema scored another hat-trick in 2019
In 2018/2019, Karim Benzema became the 2nd most goalscorer in LaLiga after Lionel Messi. He has a total of 21 goals and 7 assists in 36 games for Real Madrid. In that season, there was one incident where Benzema only scored a hat-trick since the end of 2015.
The incident occurred during Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Athletic Bilbao at the Santiago Bernabeu on April 21, 2019. Karim Benzema scored a goal after playing for 90 minutes under Zinedine Zidane's instructions.
Watching the match statistics, both clubs were equal. Benzema could only open the scoring in the 47th minute after getting a pass from Marco Asensio. He scored the second goal in the same way in the 76th minute. The final goal came in a thrilling finale.
6. The last time Benzema scored a hat-trick in La Liga was in the middle of last year
In 2021/2022, Karim Benzema has collected 32 goals from 34 performances in the Champions League, LaLiga, and Supercopa. He scored 22 goals in LaLiga and made Real Madrid briefly at the top of the table.
On 12 September 2021, Karim Benzema took charge of the home match as captain of Real Madrid against Celta Vigo in LaLiga. Although in the first 4 minutes he had conceded first, the captain immediately responded in the 24th minute. Franco Cervi again surpassed El Real until the first set ended with a score of 2-1 for the visitors.
Fortunately, Real Madrid was able to show their fangs in the 2nd set. Karim Benzema followed up with an attractive header in the 46th minute. Vinicius Junior and Eduardo Camavinga have 1 goal each.
Score 4-2 plus a penalty. Benzema successfully completed the penalty in the 87th minute until the hosts won 5-2.
7. Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League
In the second round of the last sixteen sets of the 2021/2022 Champions League, Real Madrid won with a score of 3-1 over Paris Saint-Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu on March 9, 2022. Karim Benzema was one of the goalscorers for the hosts. He even scored three goals at once in 17 minutes.
At first, El Real went down by a goal in the first set, but the captain quickly made the switch in the 61st minute of the first goal. The 2nd goal was created in the 76th minute assisted by an assist from Injury Modric. The last goal was formed excellently in the 78th minute through a solo kick.
Karim Benzema amassed a total of seven hat-tricks with Real Madrid. Six of those occurred during the 90 minutes he played. Benzema only played until the 77th minute against Levante UD in 2010.