Spanish La Liga NewsBig challenges for Karim Benzema in 2023
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After his bad experience before the World Cup, the striker is starting from scratch in this second part of the season.


Karim Benzema is ready for the challenges

Despite the fact that a large part of the season has elapsed, including the World Cup, although he has been on the verge of being able to play it , Benzema faces a 2023 full of challenges to try to achieve. The Real Madrid striker, who has barely participated in the first leg of the competition, has six months ahead of him to show all the virtues that led him to win the Ballon d’Or last season. Six months in which to vindicate himself in a key situation, where he ends his contract with the whites, although both the club and the player and his environment are calm: the Madrid entity will offer him to continue one more campaign at least.

To begin with, both he and Real Madrid are going to play five competitions in the first two months of the year: between January and February they are going to fight for the bulk of the League, the first rounds of the Cup , the Spanish Super Cup, where the whites defend the title, the Club World Cup and the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Liverpool, in a tie that brings together the 2022 finalists, at Anfield, where a bad result can end the tie before the return, which will be held in March.

Another of the challenges he must face is defending his top scorer crown in the Spanish League and in the Champions League. In the league championship, his greatest rival, Lewandowski, leads him by eight goals. The Pole has scored 13 goals in 14 games, while Karim has only five in seven appearances. The Barca striker faces a three-match ban, so Karim can close the gap. The next rivals of the whites in the League (Valladolid, Villarreal and Athletic) already know how they spend it.