Benzema reaches 200 Real Madrid goals

Carvajal

Despite never playing for Celta Vigo, the name of Santiago Solari represents something significant for the Galician club, after the current Real Madrid coach was responsible for delaying their Champions League dreams by nearly four years.

The striker reached the landmark with a brilliant solo effort to open the scoring in Madrid's Champions League match at Viktoria Plzen. We came into the game fully focused and it showed.

It was a landmark night for Benzema, whose first goal was his 200th for the club.

Benzema headed a second from close range before Gareth Bale rounded off the half with a left-footed strike.

That was most evident for Casemiro's header, and the midfielder said: "It was an important night for us". Though landing major titles might be beyond the squad this season, they surely should be able to finish in the top four and make the knockout stages of the Champions League, creating a platform for the inevitable rebuilding that will take place in the summer.

Live stream: You can watch the match live via FuboTV.

What made the opening goal for Benzema in the 20th-minute special was not only the individual effort from the Frenchman to sneak his way past two Plzen defenders, but that it was his 200th goal with Los Blancos since joining way back in 2009.

Santiago Solari has won both of his games as Real Madrid manager since taking over from Julen Lopetegui.

However, Los Blancos then took a turn for the worse following a 3-0 defeat to Sevilla, as the club fired three consecutive blanks, including against 10-man CSKA Moscow, while defeat in El Clasico brought an end to his short stint at the Bernabeu.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Boeing issues warning on potential instrument malfunction after Lion Air crash
Nov 08, 2018 - 12:39
Lion Air is one of Indonesia's youngest and largest airlines, flying to dozens of destinations at home and internationally. In December 2014, an AirAsia flight from Surabaya to Singapore plunged into the sea, killing all 162 on board.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Raptors destroy LeBron's Lakers even without Kawhi in the lineup
Nov 08, 2018 - 12:16
Bron and the Lakers lost to the Raptors 121 to 107. and LeBron only put up 18 points (he didn't even play the 4th quarter). Meanwhile, the Lakers will have around $38 million in cap space next summer that they can use to sign James' co-star.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Diablo Immortal' Game Coming To Android, Pre-Register Now
Nov 08, 2018 - 10:26
In the meantime, check out the Diablo Immortal devs addressing the concerns that were brought up right after the announcement . Diablo Immortal is one of the most infamous games of 2018 and it isn't even out yet.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 78 students kidnapped by gunmen from Christian school
Nov 07, 2018 - 16:42
A government spokesperson said it was keeping track of developments surrounding the kidnapping, but provided no other details. They have decreed a boycott of schools, saying that the French-speaking education system marginalises anglophone students.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Minnesota, Michigan send first Muslim women to US Congress
Nov 07, 2018 - 15:37
Tlaib, a Palestinian-American, ran essentially unopposed in Michigan's 13th Congressional District, which includes Detroit . Ocasio-Cortez easily won election in her district which spans parts of the NY boroughs of Queens and the Bronx.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jury selection begins for El Chapo's trial
Nov 07, 2018 - 15:32
Jury selection in the trial for the accused Mexican drug lord " El Chapo " begins Monday in Brooklyn. Guzman is charged with 17 counts of murder, conspiracy, drug trafficking and money laundering.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump faces gridlock after Republicans lose House, keep hold of Senate
Nov 07, 2018 - 14:08
In the House of Representatives, the Democrats gained 24 seats giving them enough for the majority in the 435-membered chamber. Among those expected: Vice President Mike Pence and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an informal adviser to the president.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Reports of Amazon's HQ2 Split Raise Questions about Financial Incentives
Nov 07, 2018 - 11:09
There's been intense competition to win over the company, with some throwing around billions of dollars in tax incentives . The motivation behind the split headquarters is said to be Amazon's desire to hire the best tech talent.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Neymar hails Lionel Messi as his 'idol', calls Cristiano Ronaldo a 'monster'
Nov 05, 2018 - 06:05
Juventus pulled off a coup to get Cristiano Ronaldo , but manager Massimiliano Allegri reveals that they aren't the frontrunners for the Champions League .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump speaks by phone with China's Xi on trade
Nov 05, 2018 - 05:59
Washington's demands included opening up China further to USA investments and abolishing the country's foreign-ownership caps. The last round of trade talks with China ended in August with no concrete steps toward reaching a deal.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Mayor of Utah city killed in 'insider attack' in Afghanistan
Nov 05, 2018 - 05:36
RS said in a statement that initial reports indicate the attacker was a member of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces. North Ogden city mayor Major Brent Taylor was deployed to Afghanistan with the Utah National Guard at the beginning of this year.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Nigerian army's defense after shooting protesters? Trump's remarks on the migrant caravan
Nov 05, 2018 - 05:30
The Nigerian Army, had yesterday used the words of President Trump to justify its fatal shootings of rock-throwing protesters. In the video, Mr Trump said armed troops should consider equating rock-throwing with shooting from a rifle.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Prince Charles, Camilla land in Ghana on second Africa stop
Nov 05, 2018 - 03:59
Therese's School, Camilla attended a Commonwealth Big Lunch with Britain's High Commissioner to The Gambia. The Prince of Wales's last official visit was in March 1977.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Early voting in Oklahoma starts Thursday for midterms
Nov 05, 2018 - 02:34
There are more than 13 million registered voters in Florida, where the governor's office and a Senate seat are in play. Central College political scientist Andrew Green says that's despite a smaller window for early voting this election.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Hazard, Giroud ready to thrash Crystal palace ..
Nov 04, 2018 - 23:31
Find out by following our live matchcast. "But then Chelsea scored for a set-piece and we have just come up short", Townsend told Sky Sports .