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Vini to benz.. I've seen this before..
new season, same old vini->benz linkup
Same shit different season
Vini Jr -> Benzema
Get used to it
Ye literally It's inevitable vini will play benzema a ball and benzema will score
Mf can score even with a weak sauce finish like this one.
If nobody gives this man a ballon d'or then the game is truly gone.
Start the Vini-Benz G+A counter
2nd top scorer in our history!!
How many goals left to.surpass the first
Yep, Real Madrid CR7 was just a different beast.
More goals than games. 450 in 438
Ffs that is FUT type of stats lmao.
Had the highest assists(now behind Benzema) as well while at Real.
Only 22 behind i think. Left 4 years ago
This type of stat is the reason he’s allowed to post comments like “The king plays tomorrow” He can say whatever he wants with his unreal career stats.
The days when you saw Ronaldo hat trick and it was a totally normal day. Now it’s kinda gone and I miss it a bit.
I witnessed one of the greatest eras of football with him and Messi competing at the top while many many great players like benzema and iniesta having some of the best careers in the history.
played in a weak era
Yep. Played when laliga was in its prime, easy stat pad imo
Played in the era where fifpro eleven was all la liga players.
bruh take of the day
Considering he's a sociedad fan, I'm fairly certain it's a joke
He meant a weak era for Real Sociedad and Manchester United
I mean, is it even worth it to keep track of other teams besides those 2?
i find it more fun when i get replies from people who took it seriously
yeah in an era when spain became wc champion and won the euros
Ronaldo and Benzema arrived the same window, and despite Ronaldo leaving 4 years ago and Karim having his all time best years at Real Madrid, he’s still 126 goals behind. Incredible. Some strikers don’t even score 126 in their career
Ronaldo and Messi absolutely spoiled us, it's just crazy to think that if one didn't exist, the other would be immensely more popular.
You can argue that without one, the other wouldn’t have shined as much; definitely they were benefiting from the competition. Both player always going to their best, never letting
+ the competition was there on wages as well. If the other didn't exist, they wouldn't get as many raises.
Am I the only one rather surprised not by how big the margin is but that it's even imaginable that Benz could overtake CR7?
Maybe it's a different perspective having followed LaLiga closely all those years that Ronaldo played. Him having this club record by quite a bit is pretty much to be expected. The possibility of him losing it within less than a decade after he left, is not.
A lot. 100+ i think
Over 100 isn't it
126 , that man CR7 was built different
3 more seasons of his current level. I don't see it happening. But he will get within 50-60 I think.
Around 125 more to catch Ronaldo. Possible, but highly unlikely, from Benzema.
His goal stats are still good for a guy who wasn’t the focal point in the attack of the team and didn’t take penalties until very recently.
Well, Karim has to score 30 goals per year for the next 4-5 years. Or 40 goals per year in 3. Those are crazy numbers for a 34 years old, soon to be 35. Highly unlikely.
Yeah, it's unlikely, but he had 44 goals last season alone. Given how elite footballers age these days, and especially Benz seeming to age like a fine wine, I really wouldn't put it past him.
4 seasons of 30 goals plus. Unlikely but let’s see
In his whole career he has only 5 seasons of 30+ goals. That said, his past 4 seasons he is averaging 32.75. Tough task but we never know!
Would only takes an average of 12.5 goals for the next 10 seasons. Possible, but highly unlikely.
And 1st assister, but is sad seing Raul losing another record after being the UCL top scorer of all time when he was a player.
Hey records are there to be broken, I can't wait to see the next player breaking Benzemas record
Vini and Benzema - it's going to be nasty this season
Benzema is actually a cheat code
His combination with Vini is incredible
Trapp what are you doing
Tbf I think his view was blocked.
Yea seems like he couldn't see the ball until the last second
Or maby a deflection ?
Making easy saves look hard all game
Still enough to beat you apparently
Why so salty snapping at people? It wasn't even the same performance.
I'm talking about this game, you deservedly beat us.
You have to replace hinteregger though, this system needs an anchor
How about a safety who backs a box crasher, maybe a finisher up top??
An anchor as in a dependable defender in the middle of the back 3 that locks everything together, I don't get what you are referencing
His best 👉🏿🥺👈🏿
Trapp's handsomeness is inversely proportional to his ability as a goalkeeper
That's the choice between protecting your face and putting it in the way of every shot
As is always the case with german keepers
Good ones -> lehman, kahn, neuer -> ugly
Shit ones -> trapp, karius -> sexy as fuck
I dont think Benzema gave him any reaction time there...
"What are you doing step Trapp?!"
The LCB was defending like Benzema had an invisibility cloak on
That's the Ballon d'Or winner 2022 to you
Give him the Balon Dor
Somehow the ceremony isn't until October. Well into the season.
But yes, he's definitely getting it.
the nominees are announced the day after tomorrow
top 30 I think
And thinking about it, because of normal World Cup years (where it ends mid July) they would have to wait to open voting in late July. Given the usual 2 months until the ceremony, at best they wouldn't be able to hold the ceremony until late September at best. It's awkward, but still better than the old system where 2 months out of the calendar year just didn't count for the voting.
Thats why its awarded seasonal now not yearly.
anyone else and it's straight robbery
Scenes as messi wins it
Somebody will catch hands if Messi somehow wins it again.
Which ballon dor did Messi not deserve? 2021 was a toss up and you could make an argument for him or Lewa
Edit: I guess no one on this sub actually watches football. Let’s just go off of g/a numbers for every award. Don’t have to bother with anything else
Definitely not toss up, sttaight unjustice.
Messi had marginally less g/a but more dribbles, match winning goals, mans of the match and chances created. He also was clearly the best player at the copa America
If Messi wasn’t Messi, you know damn well you wouldn’t be talking abt him winning as an injustice. There was an argument to be made for both winning
Downvote all you want. None of you can actually argue against this
Less ball knowledge than a tibetan monk from 1890
Okay enlighten me then
The depths of your ball knowledge will be “more goal better. I look up on my phone”
There’s a reason none of you geniuses can actually coherently argue here
How many times does that have to happen until people finally stop caring.
This season could be the end, if it happens.
Voting period is for seasons now, he could not play another minute until then and its still his.
I N E V I T A B L E
First of many i fear
A lot of teams will suffer this same fate, it’s written
BIG DICK BENZ. 👑
The goalie could have done better
Doesn't seem like he could see it.
Trapp had a howler there.
He couldn't see it at all and was wrong footed too
Benzema's presence in the box alone makes goalies choke
Classic Vini and Benz mess around
Good cop bad cop.
Not a reference I expected here!
If anyone thought he would surpass Raul as 2nd best goalscorer in Real history, after so many years playing at CR7 service … damn this guy is a beast
>after so many years playing at CR7 service
tbf that probably helped in making the best passer in RM history...
Sure but he still scored so much during all those years when CR7 was grabbing the main offensive focus, taking all penalties and free kicks, etc
Bruh I hate how good he is
Damn, this Anchelotti Madrid team plays extremely elegant football in my opinion. Reminds me of his Milan team and also Italy 2006 national team a little bit.
Man prepping for back to back ballon dors
Top 2 scorers of this club were brought in the same window
What is Trapp doing.
Thinking about his girlfriend
Trapp was invisible in the first goal and now he’s transparent in the second one
Benzemas dick and talent is as big as ever this season.
Trapp looks kinda bad there.
Benz touches the ball and keepers lose it.
Ramos had to hit them first, Benz casts a spell.
Finally, Now Balon d'ore awaits.
why does he always wear that bandage on his hand?
The other comment is ill-informed. During Zizou's second stint, he fractured his finger towards the end of one of the games. Getting a surgery done would have meant a lengthy recovery, him missing the remainder of the season and early part of the next. We were so hopelessly dependent on him that he opted out of the surgery (you can call it PR, we choose to believe it especially given his history of actions for the club and because it's more reasonable).
With time, the fracture healed on its own but his finger is still crooked. He had said some time back that he'll get it operated upon once he retires now. So it's a bit of superstition sprinkled in with a need to support and bandage [the damaged finger](https://www.marca.com/en/football/real-madrid/2021/09/07/61378268268e3edd1c8b463c.html)
Good luck. Ever since he has been killing it on the field.
there is no doubt that since the bandage was installed, his results and those from the team have been optimal. That finger and its state must be a magic spell and he do well not to change anything before his retirement.
my nana could have saved that one
Le Big PP
Best duo itw
another keeper with tapes
Of course they were going to win. Frankfurt has no experience at this stage.
His own infinity gauntlet make wonders.
Nothing new, just the usual Vini-Benz rickroll.
Give the man what he deserves maybe then he'll take it easy. As a barça fan I'm afraid he might take league away from us again.
FIFA goalkeeping by Trapp
Trapp is normally better than this, tough luck
Well, he saved like 3 or 4 chances before this.
I remember 2 seasons ago getting massively down voted on here for even suggesting that he would definitely overtake raul. The abuse I got from Madrid fans saying he would be gone... now time to find the comment
there are websites for that (for finding old comments)
So what? You get downvoted by judging current situation not what will happen after years because no one can predict what will happen. He had his downfalls and they were massive, it wasn't really out of ordinary to suggest that he would be gone and there were dozens of attempts to replace him with new strikers but the strikers we were getting were either shit or becoming shit after joining RM.
The goal against Ajax, carbon copy
It's those two again
Story of last season
As soon as I was saying Vini was losing the ball too much and this happened :/
Vinzema strike again
They give me Amavisca + Zamorano vibes
This guy scores alright...
Frankfurt's defending has been terrible
Karim is inevitable
Just give him the ballondor already
What a finish. Jesus..
He's really good at these snapshots letting the ball run through and the perfect touch.
His minimal movement is what caught Trapp off guard
Speaking of his movement, I was trying to analyze it and why he drifted across the box rather than forward. I'm guessing just to stay between the lines of the mids and defenders? Never noticed a striker do that like him there... where he jogged away from the ball in a straight line
Does this very often. The objective is to create space and time. There's a replay that tracks Benzema throughout and perfectly illustrates this point. The defenders anticipate a contrary movement, at best a late jinking run. This also speaks to the perfect understanding Benzema has with Vini. If Vini doesn't understand his movement and intention, he'll deliver a hopeful cross like you see English teams spamming instead of a more measured and deliberate ball (he actually waits, scans and then plays it; you'll see the same pattern even when you watch last season's highlights like the winner against Chelsea). Zidane's "cross and inshallah" was ridiculed relentlessly by casual viewers who felt confident passing damning judgements watching a couple of highlights but it had a lot of method behind it. A team doesn't enter the history books just like that.
Benzema and Cristiano's movement was a dream to watch, ever since the early days. An absolute masterclass if one was actually learning the game. I still remember a stupendous dummy run Benzema had made for Cristiano to score against Atleti. Both ran in opposite directions to what you'd expect (Cristiano was farther, Benzema was closer but Cristiano attacked it while Benzema drew defenders away as he, counterintuitively ran away from the ball like he did here, creating space for Cristiano to fill and attack the ball unchallenged, which is as good as a goal). Godin was at the absolute top of his game and yet was made to look like a schoolboy. This facet of Cristiano's game is something he clearly had over Messi but it's a bit more nuanced and thus I feel it doesn't get enough recognition.
The movement here is so underrated and that's why I don't like this sub, especially off late. There's not a single comment addressing it. People keep spewing nonsense about things they have no idea about and have reduced the forum to a meme page. This is especially evident in all the "lever" drama.
Thanks for the response. I've been following European footy for about a decade, but only picked up playing again a few years ago. Just now really taking it seriously and becoming a student of the game. I wish I had someone who I could watch games with and dissect with!
And yes, you can't overstate the importance of chemistry between players. If Vini knows what Benz will do, he's more likely to make himself space to find Benz closer to the top of the box than the 6y box
Good finish, but damn that was absolutely terrible by Trapp
I wish I could sleep on the job like that
Trapp is so terrible
Nah a weak performance here but he's a quality goalkeeper
He has a reputation for fuck-ups
No he hasn't?
he has, at least at PSG it was really concerning when he was here, and although everyone liked him as a person ,very nice teammate, his skills as goalkeeper are not top tier
He singlehandedly won the final two months ago and had a great last season overall. I am fairly certain he is top tier.
Why would you not mark Benzema here? I swear it's always the same the CBs run blindly backwards even if there is no opponent at all to mark there
Trust me I have been asking myself that question for many years already...
I mean when I see this on my sunday league reserves level with my team-mates, I am not so surprised but exactly the same always happens with the pros on the very top level as well and it's so infuriating to watch
best in the world
The biggest of all
Real have mastered the Arteta calculus
Defense in shambles
German commentators literally compared Trapp to Courtois and called him absolutely world class
Inevitable Vini - Benz goal
Goalkeeper howler, or am I being harsh?
He was on the ball but Trapp managed to miss the trajectory
The font of the new kit looks so jarring.
Always been a fan of Real
GOLAZO, the assist was also gold.
Trapp had a moment there but I believe he couldn't see it well enough.
Anyways, here you go:
REAL MADRID C.F., UEFA SUPERCUP 2022 WINNER.
KARIM BENZEMA, BALLON D'OR WINNER 2022.
Goal looks like a fifa bug.
Mendy big pass