Last Sunday evening, Karim Benzema was Real Madrid‘s match-winner once again.

The French striker scored a dramatic stoppage-time goal at Sevilla to secure a 3-2 comeback victory for Los Blancos.

It’s a goal that means the La Liga trophy is now almost certainly heading back to the Santiago Bernabeu.

The 2021/22 season has undoubtedly been the best of Benzema’s distinguished playing career and it may result in him holding the Ballon d’Or award aloft in October.

Another accolade that the Frenchman is in the running for is the European Golden Shoe.

Benzema is comfortably in the top three at the time of writing, although he may struggle to catch Bayern Munich‘s Robert Lewandowski in what remains of the campaign.

You’ll see what we mean after checking out the current top 25 in the standings

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25. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)

Goals: 15 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 30

24. Sebastien Haller (Ajax)

Goals: 20 | Coefficient: 1.5 | Points: 30

23. Aleksandar Katai (Red Star Belgrade)

Goals: 20 | Coefficient: 1.5 | Points: 30

22. Giovanni Simeone (Hellas Verona)

Goals: 16 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 32

21. Anthony Modeste (FC Koln)

Goals: 16 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 32

20. Michael Frey (Royal Antwerp)

Goals: 22 | Coefficient: 1.5 | Points: 33

19. Marko Livaja (Hajduk Split)

Goals: 22 | Coefficient: 1.5 | Points: 33

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18. Veton Berisha (Viking FK)

Goals: 22 | Coefficient: 1.5 | Points: 33

17. Ricardo Gomes (FK Partizan)

Goals: 22 | Coefficient: 1.5 | Points: 33

16. Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)

Goals: 17 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 34

15. Heung-min Son (Tottenham Hotspur)

Goals: 17 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 34

14. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

Goals: 18 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 36

13. Deniz Undav (Union Saint-Gilloise)
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Goals: 25 | Coefficient: 1.5 | Points: 37.5

12. Darwin Nunez (Benfica)

Goals: 25 | Coefficient: 1.5 | Points: 37.5

11. Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco)

Goals: 19 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 38

10. Martin Terrier (Rennes)

Goals: 19 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 38

9. Thomas Lehne Olsen (Lillestrøm SK)

Goals: 26 | Coefficient: 1.5 | Points: 39

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8. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

Goals: 20 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 40

7. Patrik Schick (Bayer Leverkusen)

Goals: 20 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 40

6. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

Goals: 21 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 42

5. Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus)

Goals: 23 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 46

4. Ohi Omoijuanfo (Red Star Belgrade)

Goals: 33 | Coefficient: 1.5 | Points: 49.5

3. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

Goals: 25 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 50

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2. Ciro Immobile (Lazio)

Goals: 25 | Coefficient: 2 | Points: 50

1. Robert Lewandowski

Goals: 32 | Coefficient: 2 | Points 64

Yeah, we think Lewandowski has got this one in the bag.

To win the award, Benzema would have to go on an insane scoring spree and also pray that the Pole forgets how to find the back of the net.

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Lewandowski won the European Golden Shoe for the first time last season and number two will surely be coming his way in due course.

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