Karim Benzema

French Football Federation chief blocks path to Karim Benzema return

French Football Federation chief blocks path to Karim Benzema return

The 29-year-old Real Madrid star has won 81 caps for his country but has not played since October 2015, when a scandal over a sex tape broke out with Benzema implicated.

Dec 07, 2017, 18:50 PM IST
Gareth Bale set to return for Madrid against Fuenlabrada

Gareth Bale set to return for Madrid against Fuenlabrada

Bale is yet to play a single minute this season alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema as injury and suspension have blighted all three early in the season.

Nov 27, 2017, 20:59 PM IST
Gareth Bale's fragility bemoaned after latest 'breakdown'

Gareth Bale's fragility bemoaned after latest 'breakdown'

For a long time untouchable, the 'BBC' front three of Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo haven't played a single minute together so far this season.

Nov 11, 2017, 20:58 PM IST
Karim Benzema's new Real Madrid deal has one billion euro buyout clause: Reports

Karim Benzema's new Real Madrid deal has one billion euro buyout clause: Reports

Real’s rivals Barca were caught off-guard when Paris St Germain triggered the 222 million euro buyout clause in Neymar’s contract, which paved the way for the Brazil forward to move to the French club in August.

Sep 21, 2017, 00:38 AM IST
Marco Asensio magic rescues Real Madrid against Valencia

Marco Asensio magic rescues Real Madrid against Valencia

Madrid missed the presence of Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos through suspension but almost stole the three points in stoppage-time when Karim Benzema's shot was turned on to the post by Valencia goalkeeper Neto.

Aug 28, 2017, 10:35 AM IST
WATCH: Marco Asensio scores 33-yard screamer as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 5-1 in Spanish Sup Cup

WATCH: Marco Asensio scores 33-yard screamer as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 5-1 in Spanish Sup Cup

Karim Benzema then deservedly doubled Real`s lead before half-time.

Aug 17, 2017, 09:21 AM IST
Spanish Super Cup, 2nd Leg: Marco Asensio screamer helps Real Madrid blank Barcelona 2-0, lift title with 5-1 aggregate

Spanish Super Cup, 2nd Leg: Marco Asensio screamer helps Real Madrid blank Barcelona 2-0, lift title with 5-1 aggregate

Marco Asensio opened the scoring and Karim Benzema then deservedly doubled Real`s lead before half-time.

Aug 17, 2017, 08:33 AM IST
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema slams teammate Mathieu Valbuena over sex-tape saga

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema slams teammate Mathieu Valbuena over sex-tape saga

Investigators suspect Benzema of acting as an intermediary between the presumed blackmailers, including one of his childhood friends, and Lyon midfielder Valbuena.

May 17, 2017, 11:54 AM IST
La Liga: Real Madrid consolidate title grip with comfortable 3-0 win over Alaves

La Liga: Real Madrid consolidate title grip with comfortable 3-0 win over Alaves

Sevilla slipped out of the top three after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to struggling Sporting Gijon in the early game.

Apr 02, 2017, 23:58 PM IST
Champions League: Expect no let up from Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane warns Napoli

Champions League: Expect no let up from Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane warns Napoli

Credited with playing the most attractive football in Italy, Napoli made a bright start to the first leg thanks to Lorenzo Insigne`s audacious long-range strike in the opening minutes.

Mar 07, 2017, 13:51 PM IST
La Liga: Lionel Messi shines as Barcelona crush Celta Vigo 5-0; Real Madrid thrash Eibar 4-1

La Liga: Lionel Messi shines as Barcelona crush Celta Vigo 5-0; Real Madrid thrash Eibar 4-1

An inspired performance by Messi on Saturday raised Barca hopes of a miraculous Champions League fightback from 4-0 down against Paris Saint-Germain next Wednesday.

Mar 05, 2017, 10:06 AM IST
La Liga Report: Karim Benzema puts Ronaldo-less Real Madrid back on top with a win against Eibar

La Liga Report: Karim Benzema puts Ronaldo-less Real Madrid back on top with a win against Eibar

Despite the absence of Ronaldo and Bale through injury and suspension respectively, Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane rested a host of other first-team regulars ahead of Tuesday`s Champions League last 16, return leg away to Napoli.

Mar 04, 2017, 23:17 PM IST
Premier League: Arsenal​ boss Arsene Wenger says Gunners don't need striker Karim Benzema​

Premier League: Arsenal​ boss Arsene Wenger says Gunners don't need striker Karim Benzema​

During a press conference,Wenger explained that the press linked Benzema to Arsenal because the striker is a Frenchman.

Jan 31, 2017, 14:44 PM IST
Copa del Rey: Real Madrid crash out of tournament despite 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid crash out of tournament despite 2-2 draw against Celta Vigo

Real`s hopes of turning the tie around were dealt a huge blow when Danilo`s own goal handed Celta to lead on the night just before half-time.

Jan 26, 2017, 09:11 AM IST
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane blames himself for club's poor show, seeks quick solution of collapse

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane blames himself for club's poor show, seeks quick solution of collapse

Worryingly for Zidane, Madrid`s lacklustre display in midweek came about despite the fact he picked almost a full strength side.

Jan 20, 2017, 14:02 PM IST
Copa del Rey: Real Madrid manage to draw 3-3 against Sevilla, progress into quarter-finals

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid manage to draw 3-3 against Sevilla, progress into quarter-finals

a Cristiano Ronaldo-less Real looked set for defeat for the first time in eight months Sevilla lead 3-1 inside the final 10 minutes.

Jan 13, 2017, 08:52 AM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo hits 500th goal as Real Madrid reach FIFA Club World Cup final

Cristiano Ronaldo hits 500th goal as Real Madrid reach FIFA Club World Cup final

The European champions will now play shock finalists, J-League champions Kashima Antlers at Yokohama International Stadium on Sunday for yet another title.

Dec 15, 2016, 22:54 PM IST
Champions League 2016: Real Madrid strike late on Cristiano Ronaldo's homecoming, progress to last 16

Champions League 2016: Real Madrid strike late on Cristiano Ronaldo's homecoming, progress to last 16

Real still need to beat Borussia Dortmund at home in two weeks` time to top Group F after the Germans thrashed Legia Warsaw 8-4.

Nov 23, 2016, 11:20 AM IST
La Liga: Real Madrid's misfiring 'BBC' under pressure

La Liga: Real Madrid's misfiring 'BBC' under pressure

Atletico Madrid host Malaga after falling from top spot last week to fifth after losing 1-0 at Sevilla, their first defeat of the season in all competitions.

Oct 27, 2016, 19:49 PM IST