Karim Benzema beats Henry, becomes French’s all-time highest scorer in top-5 European Leagues


 Karim Benzema is the new French’s all-time scorer in top-five European Leagues

 The 32-year-old has now taken over Thierry Henry who previously held the record

 Benzema fired Real Madrid to victory over Eibar in their Spanish League game to earn the status

Karim Benzema inspired Real Madrid to a 3-1 triumph over Eibar in their Spanish League encounter over the weekend.

The Frenchman’s sixth-minute strike took his tally to seven goals and five assists in 12 league appearances so far this campaign.

Luka Modric and Lucas Vasquez also scored a goal each to hand the visitors the crucial win that propelled them to second on the log.

Meanwhile, he has now scored a total of 176 La Liga goals in 361 appearances for Los Blancos since his move to the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2009.

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And this makes him become the all-time leading French scorer in a top-five European league – beating Arsenal legend Thierry Henry who previously held the record.

Recently, the Frenchman was said to have been more instrument to Zidane’s team in the manager’s second spell than Ronaldo was to the same coach in his first spell.

The striker also joined both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the list of players who have recorded over 50 goals in the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

So far this season, the Frenchman has scored 11 goals and five assists in 17 appearances across competitions for the La Liga defending champions.

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He is also in the race for the league’s highest goal scorer award this season as he sits just one goal behind Gerard Moreno who is topping the chart with eight goals from 12 games.

Lionel Messi occupies the sixth position with six goals after 13 games while Luis Suarez has already recorded seven goals in nine appearances for Atletico Madrid in his first year with them.

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