ALL POSTS TAGGED "karim-benzema"

Atletico Madrid

/ 6 days ago

Vinicius gets revenge, Real Madrid advances in Copa del Rey

Real Madrid came back to beat Atletico Madrid, 3-1, in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals on Thursday. The Madrid derby is historically one of the fiercest rivals in club soccer. Thursday's game didn't disappoint. The match featured three brilliant goals, as well as a red card. The pre-match hype for the massive match was marred […]


/ 44 days ago

Karim Benzema retires from France national team

After decades of messy scandals; from allegation of racism from French media and fans, to a disastrous blackmail case, Karim Benzema's tumultous career with Les Bleus is over. His announcement came through social media. "I made the efforts and the mistakes it took to get to where I am today, and I'm proud of that," […]


/ 53 days ago

How's France doing without Benzema? Better than ever

Benzema key in qualifying and beyond It was June 23, 2021, when Karim Benzema announced his return to Les Bleus to the rest of the wide world. Yes, he was in Didier Deschamps' 26-man squad for Euro 2020 and he did play in a few games before his grand return to the French side. Yet […]


/ 73 days ago

Major blow for France as Benzema is ruled out of World Cup

France have suffered a major blow in their quest to defend the World Cup trophy as star striker Karim Benzema has been ruled out of the tournament through injury. Head Coach Didier has mentioned that he won’t call in a replacement for the Real Madrid striker. Benzema injured during training Benzema was forced out of […]
Ian MacNicol

Leagues: La Liga

/ 248 days ago

Real Madrid's transfer targets to replace Kylian Mbappé

Kylian Mbappé was Real Madrid's top transfer target for the better part of the last three seasons. In fact, Los Blancos and Florentino Perez tried to recruit the French prodigy from the time he was just 14 years old. Back then, the only thing that stopped Mbappe from joining Real Madrid was Zinedine Zidane moving up in […]

Leagues: La Liga

/ 497 days ago

Vinicius Jr. poised for breakout season with Real Madrid

Real Madrid signed Vinicius Júnior in 2017 as a 16-year-old Brazilian starlet. Los Blancos mined South America for gems following their failure to land Neymar in 2013. The team from the Spanish capital waited for the Brazilian to turn 18 for him to come to the Santiago Bernabeu. Then, the club waited a little more. In his […]