After his goal against Barcelona at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, as well as the good game that he played, Karim Benzema’s moment to shine has finally arrived.
With Cristiano Ronaldo banned for four more matches, the Frenchman has a real opportunity to seize the chance he’s been given and fire Real Madrid to the best possible start in 2017/18.
On Sunday, the fight for LaLiga title number 34 begins at the Estadio Riazor.
Back on January 30, 2010, a strong Madrid faced Depor in Galicia on Matchday 20 of the league season.
Los Blancos overcame their hosts by 3-1 and it marked a watershed moment for it was the first time in 18 years that Real had won at their opponent’s stadium.
Benzema scored two and only scored seven more goals in the entire campaign.
Since then, the Riazor has had to sit back and endure a Madrid master class on every visit.
Twenty two goals scored for Real with only five against, a record which the Frenchman will aim to add to in the season opener.