Karim Benzema goes past 350 goals for Real Madrid with hat-trick vs Almeria in LaLiga
Karim Benzema has gone past 350 goals for Real Madrid following his hat-trick against Almeria at the Santiago Bernabeu in LaLiga on Saturday.
The French forward opened the scoring inside five minutes as he ran free to tap home Vinicius Junior's cross from the left.
The 34-year-old then made it 2-0 after some super skill from Rodrygo on the byline after 17 minutes and completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot shortly before half-time.
Benzema's first goal was his 350th for Real Madrid and his treble is a third in April, after he hit hat-tricks against Real Valladolid in LaLiga and Barcelona in the Copa del Rey earlier this month.
Already second on the list of Real Madrid's all-time top scorers, Benzema is now just 98 goals behind his former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, although his age means it will be difficult for him to catch the Portuguese.
After Almeria pulled a goal back in first-half stoppage time, Rodrygo made it 4-1 two minutes into the second half.