Every angle of Karim Benzema's ridiculous touch with his back proves he definitely meant it

With Lionel Messi having left over the course of the summer, there were concerns that the star power in La Liga – a division that used to routinely bring the best in the Premier League over in big deals – was waning. 

© GiveMeSport Karim Benzema celebrates scoring for Real Madrid against Granada in La Liga

Certainly, the financial power in the game has largely moved towards the state-backed, nouveau-riche clubs in the world, which is part of the reason the two great Spanish institutions in the game were so eager to form the European Super League

Tales of their complete demise might be exaggerated, however.

Real Madrid submitted a €200m bid for Kylian Mbappe despite the Paris Saint-Germain‘s forward running out next year, after all. 

Indeed, the 13-time European champions still boast one of the best XIs in the world and, while some of their biggest stars are aging, they are largely still able to produce moments of magic. 

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One such player is Karim Benzema

Moving out of Cristiano Ronaldo‘s shadow, the Frenchman has scored at least 21 league goals in each of the seasons without his great Portuguese teammate and even played his way back into Didier Deschamps’ international set-up. 

While the Euro 2020 campaign was undoubtedly disappointing, the 33-year-old set social media ablaze with a stunning goal against Switzerland in the round of 16, executing the kind of first touch that makes us mere mortals lose our minds. 

On club duty, the former Lyon striker was at it again. 

During Real Madrid‘s recent 6-1 win over Mallorca in La Liga, Benzema brought a lofted ball forward down with his back, before turning his body and rifling home from close range. 

Naysayers might suggest it was nothing more than a fluke but a video posted on Reddit, which shows the goal from every angle, surely proves Benzema knew what he was doing. 

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“Best player in the world it’s a shame he didn’t win any trophies such a class player hope he wins Ballon D’or,” said one fan. 

“That is truly amazing!” claimed another.  

“If anyone can pull that off it’s him,” stated one particularly impressed supporter. 

If Real Madrid are going to get back to winning trophies, expect Benzema to be involved. 

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