MADRID — Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored his 27th goal of the season against Levante to stand out in the ranking of top scorers in the First Division and equal Real Madrid player Raúl González with 323 goals in official matches.
With the target against Levante, the second of the white team’s thrashing of the team led by Alessio Lisci (6-0), the French player made history at Real Madrid after equaling Raúl in the second position of all-time top scorers. He only has Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of him.
His pursuers on the table did not fail. Iago Aspas scored at the Camp Nou and remains ahead of Raúl de Tomás in the particular classification of the top Spanish scorers. The Celta striker scored his 18th goal, while De Tomás scored his 16th goal from the penalty spot in Mendizorroza.
With one more came Vinícius Júnior, who signed a hat-trick against Levante and left behind Enes Ünal (Getafe), stuck for days in the fifteen hits, and Raúl de Tomás. With three fewer, Memphis Depay was placed, who opened the scoring for Barcelona’s victory against Celta (3-1).
His teammate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reached ten and Borja Iglesias, for Betis, also reached ten goals after scoring his team’s third in the victory against Valencia (0-3). And, with two less, Willian José was placed, who reached eight.
At Atlético de Madrid, Matheus Cunha opened the scoring in the match that sealed his team’s presence in the next edition of the Champions League. They won 0-2 against Elche with the Brazilian’s sixth goal and Rodrigo De Paul’s third.
For Alavés, Gonzalo Escalante scored his fifth goal and gave hope to the team from Vitoria to continue in the First Division. He adds the same as Pau Torres, who celebrated one of Villarreal’s five goals against Rayo Vallecano.
Rodrygo Goes (Real Madrid) and Alexander Sorloth (Real Sociedad) arrived at four, while Alfonso Pedraza (Villarreal), with a brace, reached three, as did Adnan Januzaj. Ferland Mendy scored his second goal at the Bernabéu and Oier Sanjurjo (Osasuna), Miguel de la Fuente (Alavés), Portu (Real Sociedad), Juan Foyth (Villarreal) and Paco Alcácer (Villarreal) made their debut