Karim Benzema showed that he possesses the most lethal finesse shot in world football right now with a stunning goal for Real Madrid against Club America.
The French striker scored a wonderful equaliser for Los Blancos midway through the first half after Henry Martin put the Mexican outfit 1-0 up in the fifth minute at Oracle Park in San Francisco.
Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti changed his entire team at half-time, with the exception of goalkeeper Andriy Lunin, and substitute Eden Hazard put the European champions 2-1 up from the penalty spot shortly after the break.
However, Real Madrid were denied victory in their second pre-season fixture when Alvaro Fidalgo netted a penalty for Club America in the closing stages.
There’s no doubt who scored the best goal of the night, though.
Video: Karim Benzema’s stunning goal vs Club America
Benzema played a quick one-two with Marco Asensio on the edge of the box before producing a majestic first-time curling strike past Guillermo Ochoa from 20 yards.
Watch the goal here:
Who other than Benzema? 🤩 🔥
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) July 27, 2022
And now watch it from this beautiful angle:
Benzema’s goal from this angle looks INSANE. This guy has the most lethal finesse shot in the world pic.twitter.com/iQYlGM8AY3
— WolfRMFC (@WolfRMFC) July 27, 2022
Benzema’s goal from this angle looks INSANE. This guy has the most lethal finesse shot in the world pic.twitter.com/1qXWnQtbNG
— Yassine (@ysnRMCF) July 27, 2022
That’s world class from the player expected to win the Ballon d’Or for the first time later this year.
The France international, who inspired Madrid to glory in both La Liga and the Champions League last season, is the bookies’ firm favourite to win the prestigious individual accolade.
Reaction to Karim Benzema’s goal vs Club America
Let’s check out some of the reaction to Benzema’s latest goal:
Benzema also scored a beauty in training this week
In case you missed it, Benzema also scored an incredible goal in a Madrid training session this week:
I swear Odriozola comes back every summer to Real Madrid only to be humiliated by Benzema during training 😭pic.twitter.com/rUaPP11vfV
— Gina 🏆 (@Serginaoo) July 25, 2022
Is Karim Benzema the world’s best striker?
If anything, the 34-year-old appears to be getting better and better with age. He’s been in the form of his life over the past 12 months.
Madrid may have missed out on Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland this summer, but Benzema is still right up there among the world’s best players right now.
In fact, he might even be the very best of the bunch.