Karim’s moment to shine
If there is a team that, for different reasons, gets past Benzema, it is Osasuna. He hasn’t scored a goal against the rojillos for almost ten years. The last of his five goals against the Navarrese team was on January 9, 2014, in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. To understand the dimension of this particular drought, there is a fact that speaks for itself. Since that last goal against Osasuna, Karim has scored in an official match against 59 different teams on three different continents. The climax of that bad luck against Osasuna was experienced by the Frenchman last season. In a year where he nailed it at all levels, his darkest day was against the Arrasate team… with two missed penalties. Although Madrid won 3-1 on their seamless path to the aliron, Karim left El Sadar empty and with Sergio Herrera becoming the only goalkeeper who has managed to win two consecutive maximum penalties.