Why Karim Benzema of Real Madrid Didn’t Play Against Sevilla And Would Not Play Against RB Leipzig

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Karim Benzema, a striker for Real Madrid, missed the game against Sevilla, which Real Madrid won by a score of three goals to one. Benzema also won’t play in his club’s Champions League match against RB Leipzig on October 25, 2022.

The club physicians have confirmed that Karim Benzema had groin and muscular soreness ahead of Real Madrid’s clash against Sevilla.

Despite that, Benzema displayed the Ballon d’Or he earned recently to the Real Madrid supporters at the Santiago Bernabeu prior to the start of the Real Madrid vs. Sevilla match.

The length of Benzema’s inactive period was not disclosed by the doctor. The team is now hoping that Benzema will be healthy and on point for their upcoming La Liga game against Girona at home on October 30, 2022.

Toni Kroos celebrates with Karim Benzema

The 34-year-old already missed two La Liga games in September due to right thigh pain, including those against Real Mallorca and Atletico Madrid, as well as the opening leg of the Champions League matchup with RB Leipzig.

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Now, Carlo Ancelotti must decide whether to start Rodrygo or Eden Hazard at No. 9 against RB Leipzig.

Despite the fact that Hazard hasn’t been at the top of his game in years, this is a chance for him to rejoin the team and aid in championship success.

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Kaka and Karim Benzema smiling after a match

Given his goal scoring record, Rodrygo is more likely to be chosen over Hazard.

In place of Karim Benzema, Luka Modric stepped up, excelling in the number 10 position and scoring within the first five minutes. Toni Kroos was forced to play deep in the middle of the midfield due to Modric’s front-line actions.

Even though this was Modric’s 450th game for the team, he still exhibits the same boundless energy, ambition, and excitement as a much younger player at the age of 37.

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Karim Benzema shows his back with his name

These kinds of performances highlight how difficult it is for Ancelotti to bench Modric, even when doing so might not be a bad idea.

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In games where Modric scores, Real Madrid has now won 22, drew two, and lost none. Additionally, Los Blancos increased their LaLiga win streak to 55 games.

Isco, a former Real Madrid winger who joined Sevilla at the start of this season, failed to put on an outstanding display and remained quiet the entire time.

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Benzema on black attire as he present the award to the fans

What Next For Real Madrid and Benzema

Real Madrid will resume their Champions League defense by welcoming RB Leipzig to Spain at 8:00 p.m. The team has been playing well and is still the only Spanish club without a loss this year.

Real Madrid will qualify automatically for the tournament’s knockout round with a victory over RB Leipzig of Germany. With 10 points, Real Madrid now leads Group F.

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Thuibat Courtois and Benzema with their award

RB Leipzig has six points after four games and is now in second place. Against them, Real Madrid won’t have it easy.

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