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Benzema sharpens his weapons ahead of the Clásico

Karim Benzema He returned to the white team against Liverpool after being dropped against Espanyol and was listening to the anthem of the Champions and offer his best version, the one that has appeared drop by drop throughout a season marked by his recurring physical problems. The French striker, well escorted by Vinicius in attackwas in charge of neutralizing the pressure of the Liverpool going down to receive a lot in midfield to support Modric, Kroos and camavinga and, already in the final stretch, they certified the victory with the 1-0 to an empty goal.

In the middle of the celebration, he hurt a lot from a blow to Van Dijk upon receiving the phase of camavinga but his presence in the Classic on Sunday, in principle, is not in danger and he will be at the disposal of Ancelotti. The whites need to win yes or yes in the Camp Nou if they do not want to say goodbye to their options to revalidate the League title and for this it is essential to have Benzema at his best level.

Against Liverpool, Benzema showed some green shoots in his performance beyond the winning goal. He was seen with an unknown spark in recent weeks and his participation away from the area multiplied compared to previous games in which he was very subdued.

Against Liverpool he had a 91% passing accuracy (31 of 34), lost only 9 balls and completed 2 of the 5 passes he attempted in the 82 minutes he played. The Frenchman’s heat map shows that he fell a lot on the wing of Viniciuswhere the Brazilian brought headlong Alexander Arnold already Konateyour escort.

At the Camp Nou, Madrid clings to the best version of its captain, sharpened after his good performance against Liverpool.

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