The Brazilian already exceeds the barrier of 20 goals (21). He has 16 assists and has the magic 20-20 within reach, figures that not even Cristiano Ronaldo could achieve in Madrid.
Small cut inward and send with telescopic sight to the head of your favorite dance partner. It was the 16th minute and Vinicius gave Benzema the 0-2. It would be the winger himself who gave the three final gorings that annihilated Levante . A game that ended with the ball at the home of Sao Goncalo. “An unforgettable night… My first hat-trick” . They were his 19th, 20th and 21st goals. A footballer who had not exceeded six goals (last year) since he arrived in Madrid, with the perennial rumble of lack of definition, surpassing the iconic figure of twenty. But it’s that opening assist, his 16th of the season., the one that puts him in a position to achieve something that not even Cristiano Ronaldo managed: finish the course with a 20-20. He stayed especially close to him in the 2014-15 season, the course of his 48 league goals and 61 in total, which was accompanied by 19 assists for his teammates. In 2010-11 he had 16 decisive passes and in 2011-12 and 2015-15, 15. Needless to say, the scorer of twenty was far surpassed by the top scorer in Real Madrid’s history. Benzema also has options , like Vinicius, to break that invisible barrier. He has 15 assists, tying his all-time high , but seven of them came in the first six league games so his pace, in addition to accumulating one less than Vini, is more leisurely in recent times in this regard.
Race with history
What’s more, not only does he fight against Cristiano the Brazilian. He does it against the recent history of Real Madrid . Since the 2005-06 season, the first in which the statistical company Opta collects data, no Madridista has achieved such a feat. The one who came closest was the Portuguese star, in that sensational 2014-15. The only three occasions in which a white footballer exceeded those 20 assists , his goal scoring figures did not accompany. Mesut Özil was the first in 2010-11, delivering up to 25 goals to his teammates; the following season he would stay at 24; while Angel di Maria, another master of the last pass, stayed at 22 in 2013-14. However, the German would reach 10 and 7 goals respectively, while the Argentine scored 11 in what was his last campaign at Madrid. Vinicius has within his reach to be the third