Robert Lewandowski, who has amassed a number of goals since joining Barcelona, appeared to be the overwhelming leader in the race for the Pichichi trophy not long ago
The Pole, meanwhile, has not had the best of years. Ousmane Dembele’s injury has obviously had a negative impact on his performances, and the striker has also had conditioning issues, particularly after the World Cup. Lewandowski’s form has suffered as a result, as he has scored just four goals since the year’s beginning. Karim Benzema has somewhat caught up to him due to his poor performance in front of goal.
The Real Madrid captain, who has 14 goals this season and is just three behind Lewandowski in scoring, reportedly wants to play in Real Madrid’s remaining league games despite the heavy schedule. In addition to scoring seven league goals and helping the team defeat Chelsea and Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League, Benzema has been in strong form in 2023.
After suffering a small injury against Chelsea earlier this week, the Frenchman is again totally healthy and determined to keep up with Lewandowski in La Liga and eventually defeat the Pole in the Pichichi trophy race. With 27 goals scored, Benzema won the prestigious honour the previous year. His contributions were crucial in assisting Real Madrid win the league championship. Additionally, it assisted him in winning his first Ballon d’Or last season.
However, it might be challenging for Benzema to play frequently for the rest of the season because the Spanish powerhouses have important games in the Copa Del Rey and the Champions League that they would like to rest their captain for.
This season, Benzema has already experienced numerous injuries and conditioning concerns. It will be intriguing to see if the Frenchman can stay up with his Barcelona rival in the battle for the top scorer honour in La Liga.
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