After three consecutive away games against Club Brugge, Valencia and Barcelona, Real Madrid return to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu for the last time in 2019, and Athletic Club are next to visit Karim Benzema’s house.
There’s no place quite like home for the Frenchman this season and the numbers highlight just how much he enjoys playing at the Bernabeu.
Ten different opponents have come through the Bernabeu this season and Karim has scored against all but two of them: Club Brugge and Real Betis.
It’s no coincidence that those are two games in which Madrid failed to win, as well as the Osasuna game that saw the No.9 rested.
Benzema has 16 goals so far this season, and 11 of those have come at home.
Athletic are his favourite victim
Benzema loves the sight of the Basques and he hasn’t enjoyed a more fruitful conversion rate against anyone since coming to Spain.
He has 11 against them and Granada.
This season the striker is competing with Lionel Messi for the Pichichi, and with the Argentine having scored on Saturday, Benzema won’t want to give him the upper hand.