Benzema’s first goal in Saudi professional football, 3 win streak leader
Karim Benzema (France), the 2022 Invoked Road winner, scored his first goal in the Saudi Arabian professional football league.
Benzema’s team, Al-Etihad, won 4-0 against Aliyad in the third round of the 2023-2024 Saudi Arabian Professional Football League at Prince Faisal bin Fad Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on the 24th (local time).
Benzema, who started as a starter, played full-time and scored the first winning goal in the 17th minute of the first half.
Rumors of a feud with coach Nunu Espirito Santo have recently been raised, but he has strengthened his position in the team by operating a scoring gun.
With Benzema’s performance, Al-Etihad took the sole lead with three consecutive wins since the opening.
Benzema, who made his debut in 2004 in Lyon, France, has been playing in Spain since he moved to Real Madrid in 2009.
Benzema, who won the Ballon d’Or, the most prestigious award in men’s football last year, moved to Alitihad after scoring a total of 31 goals, including 19 regular league goals, in Real Madrid in the Spanish Primera Liga in the 2022-2023 season.
He also scored 37 goals in 97 matches for France.
Ahead of the new season, Ritihad recruited a number of star players who played in Europe, including Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Jota and Fabinho.
Last season’s Saudi Arabian professional football winner, Al-Etihad, was placed in Group C in the group stage of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League in the 2023-2024 season.
The AFC Champions League will be divided into West and East Asia until the semifinals and will face off in the final. 토토사이트