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spaniard_daniel

Vini to benz.. I've seen this before..


FoulObelisk

new season, same old vini->benz linkup


DMsupp

Same shit different season


MaraudngBChestedRojo

Vini Jr -> Benzema Get used to it


Fluffy_MrSheep

Ye literally It's inevitable vini will play benzema a ball and benzema will score


peteythefool

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.


dr_motaaa

Start the Vini-Benz G+A counter


ShakaSmaugOnFire

2nd top scorer in our history!!


Zablebghal

How many goals left to.surpass the first


404randomguy404

126. Yep, Real Madrid CR7 was just a different beast.


Hot-Protection4548

More goals than games. 450 in 438


GetToWork7

Ffs that is FUT type of stats lmao.


soldierbuoy

Had the highest assists(now behind Benzema) as well while at Real.


Hot-Protection4548

Only 22 behind i think. Left 4 years ago


WeezyWally

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.


rokkenrock

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.


cvelz

played in a weak era


Hot-Protection4548

Yep. Played when laliga was in its prime, easy stat pad imo


Fortrick

Played in the era where fifpro eleven was all la liga players.


404randomguy404

bruh take of the day


sewious

Considering he's a sociedad fan, I'm fairly certain it's a joke


GordoPepe

He meant a weak era for Real Sociedad and Manchester United


andysenn

I mean, is it even worth it to keep track of other teams besides those 2?


cvelz

i find it more fun when i get replies from people who took it seriously


theamazighspiderman

yeah in an era when spain became wc champion and won the euros


Blyton1

Twice


chymni

TWICE!


Deluxe07

😡✌️


ISCOREDwithISCO

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


Pklnt

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.


Merengues_1945

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


Kcasz

+ the competition was there on wages as well. If the other didn't exist, they wouldn't get as many raises.


saganakist

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.


Hot-Protection4548

A lot. 100+ i think


keithohara

Over 100 isn't it


EggplantBusiness

126 , that man CR7 was built different


AddictedToThisShit

3 more seasons of his current level. I don't see it happening. But he will get within 50-60 I think.


Mudmania1325

Around 125 more to catch Ronaldo. Possible, but highly unlikely, from Benzema.


L34hhhh

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.


YouGonnaRememberMe

4 seasons?


wanderer1999

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.


Job_man

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.


Djappaman

4 seasons of 30 goals plus. Unlikely but let’s see


nepia

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!


TheDrunkHispanic

Would only takes an average of 12.5 goals for the next 10 seasons. Possible, but highly unlikely.


Fern-ando

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.


BHYT61

Hey records are there to be broken, I can't wait to see the next player breaking Benzemas record


me_the_goat

VINZEMA


mylanguage

Vini and Benzema - it's going to be nasty this season


General-Ad-9753

Benzema is actually a cheat code


Youngest_boss

His combination with Vini is incredible


tyrannosuarezwrecks

Trapp what are you doing


sheikhsabdullah

Tbf I think his view was blocked.


ypatel94

Yea seems like he couldn't see the ball until the last second


Barcaholic

Or maby a deflection ?


GoatButton

Making easy saves look hard all game


Patrom88

Still enough to beat you apparently


TheyStoleTwoFigo

Why so salty snapping at people? It wasn't even the same performance.


GoatButton

I'm talking about this game, you deservedly beat us. You have to replace hinteregger though, this system needs an anchor


kadauserer

How about a safety who backs a box crasher, maybe a finisher up top??


GoatButton

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


juankr9

Oof


coronalight

Oof


hedonismisblack

His best 👉🏿🥺👈🏿


koalawhiskey

Trapp's handsomeness is inversely proportional to his ability as a goalkeeper


essentialatom

That's the choice between protecting your face and putting it in the way of every shot


Muted_Author_4761

As is always the case with german keepers Good ones -> lehman, kahn, neuer -> ugly Shit ones -> trapp, karius -> sexy as fuck


pavanaay

I dont think Benzema gave him any reaction time there...


therealpiccles

"What are you doing step Trapp?!"


kinchouchou

The LCB was defending like Benzema had an invisibility cloak on


MERTENS_GOAT

That's the Ballon d'Or winner 2022 to you


MrVISKman

Greatest society


i_cum_in_piss

Give him the Balon Dor


blinktanker

Somehow the ceremony isn't until October. Well into the season. But yes, he's definitely getting it.


MERTENS_GOAT

the nominees are announced the day after tomorrow


[deleted]

[удалено]


MERTENS_GOAT

top 30 I think


blinktanker

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.


MaTrIx4057

Thats why its awarded seasonal now not yearly.


imatthegarden

anyone else and it's straight robbery


KrisZepeda

Scenes as messi wins it


ziki6154

Somebody will catch hands if Messi somehow wins it again.


unclepoondaddy

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


Reasonable_Ad1152

Definitely not toss up, sttaight unjustice.


unclepoondaddy

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


KrisZepeda

Less ball knowledge than a tibetan monk from 1890


unclepoondaddy

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


Proxi98

How many times does that have to happen until people finally stop caring.


alien_degenerate

This season could be the end, if it happens.


Rickcampbell98

Voting period is for seasons now, he could not play another minute until then and its still his.


KvmFirst

King Karim


MH18Foot

I N E V I T A B L E


keithohara

First of many i fear


Youngest_boss

A lot of teams will suffer this same fate, it’s written


LewsTherin177

BIG DICK BENZ. 👑


i_cum_in_piss

The goalie could have done better


blinktanker

Doesn't seem like he could see it.


Bluepaynxex

Trapp had a howler there.


ZZ3peat

He couldn't see it at all and was wrong footed too


khoabear

Benzema's presence in the box alone makes goalies choke


Web-Star

Cheers Geoff!


i_cum_in_piss

Too efficient


pinterestherewego

Classic Vini and Benz mess around


gentlecastaway

Good cop bad cop.


Passive__Observer

Not a reference I expected here!


TimTkt

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


Eien_Howaito

>after so many years playing at CR7 service tbf that probably helped in making the best passer in RM history...


TimTkt

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


lastdyingbreed_01

Bruh I hate how good he is


numerous_meetings

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.


Fly1ngsauc3r

Man prepping for back to back ballon dors


HarshangLad

Top 2 scorers of this club were brought in the same window


Draisar

What is Trapp doing.


Barcaholic

Thinking about his girlfriend


boringboi_

Unstoppable


Youngest_boss

Trapp was invisible in the first goal and now he’s transparent in the second one


[deleted]

Brutality:100


Cucumberino

Inevitable.


Fern-ando

Benzemas dick and talent is as big as ever this season.


Philiperix

Trapp looks kinda bad there.


gentlecastaway

Benz touches the ball and keepers lose it. Ramos had to hit them first, Benz casts a spell.


_shhiroyasha69_

Finally, Now Balon d'ore awaits.


Efficient_Owl2468

why does he always wear that bandage on his hand?


EpiDeMic522

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)


ElChupacabrasSlayer

Good luck. Ever since he has been killing it on the field.


Martinibxl

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.


balonpie11

my nana could have saved that one


Gilgamerd

Le Big PP


thatdude0125

Best duo itw


WhateverPleaseYou

Trap ?


supplementarytables

CREAM4KARIM


st_huck

another keeper with tapes


Real_Zombie_2813

Of course they were going to win. Frankfurt has no experience at this stage.


handsome_IT_guy

His own infinity gauntlet make wonders.


[deleted]

Nothing new, just the usual Vini-Benz rickroll.


good_fellla

Lfg


Designer_Surprise263

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.


spanskolajno

BIG


SomethingThatisTrue

DICK


N0gr4v17y

BENZ


Spillsthebeans

Crapp


rodezandes

FIFA goalkeeping by Trapp


justmaurice

Trapp is normally better than this, tough luck


Fortrick

Well, he saved like 3 or 4 chances before this.


Comrade-Much

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


MERTENS_GOAT

there are websites for that (for finding old comments)


MaTrIx4057

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.


LampseederBroDude51

The goal against Ajax, carbon copy


rhaegonblackfyre123

Inevitable


PIKa-kNIGHT

It's those two again


holdenmyrocinante

Story of last season


uloveitmate

Shitty keeping


DKArteezy

As soon as I was saying Vini was losing the ball too much and this happened :/


Eriwich

Vinzema strike again


Ghorrhyon

They give me Amavisca + Zamorano vibes


KngWzard

This guy scores alright...


FloppedYaYa

Frankfurt's defending has been terrible


Greghuntskicks

Karim is inevitable


Cougheemug

Just give him the ballondor already


Lirid

What a finish. Jesus..


RauloGonzalez

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


somekidkatz

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


EpiDeMic522

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.


somekidkatz

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


PegaponyPrince

Good finish, but damn that was absolutely terrible by Trapp


Tommey_DE

I wish I could sleep on the job like that


Tuch-ito

Trapp is so terrible


CaptainCerealCanada

Nah a weak performance here but he's a quality goalkeeper


Transenkoenig

He has a reputation for fuck-ups


FFM_reguliert

No he hasn't?


AccomplishedHighway8

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


FFM_reguliert

He singlehandedly won the final two months ago and had a great last season overall. I am fairly certain he is top tier.


MERTENS_GOAT

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


dartthrower

Trust me I have been asking myself that question for many years already...


MERTENS_GOAT

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


micossa

best in the world


TunturiCoD

Offside? No?


ZZ3peat

The biggest of all


soldierbuoy

Real have mastered the Arteta calculus


CasperSac

Defense in shambles


magic-water

German commentators literally compared Trapp to Courtois and called him absolutely world class


GuiltySigurdsson

Inevitable Vini - Benz goal


FontsDeHavilland

Goalkeeper howler, or am I being harsh?


Leyrran

He was on the ball but Trapp managed to miss the trajectory


Mystro10210

The font of the new kit looks so jarring.


Third-Age_Lobsters

Always been a fan of Real


willhighfive4karma

GOLAZO, the assist was also gold.


S7ORM7ROOPER_30

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.


rumsticks

Dreadful marking


7kou

Goal looks like a fifa bug.


BikiniBros

Mendy big pass