Karim Benzema

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been named the LaLiga Player of the Month for April.

Benzema beat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (FC Barcelona), Ante Budimir (Osasuna), Borja Mayoral (Getafe), Jose Luis Morales (Levante), Johan Mojica (Elche) and Vedat Muriqi (Mallorca) to the award.

Benzema has been a key figure for Madrid this season with the club making it to the final of the UEFA Champions League where they are set to meet English side, Liverpool, in Paris next month.

In the month of April alone, the Frenchman netted four goals in five games, procuring valuable points for his team, and his performances proved pivotal in Real Madrid celebrating another LaLiga Santander title.

Los Blancos proclaimed themselves league champions after dispatching RCD Espanyol 4-0. The Frenchman was also instrumental in Real Madrid’s comeback against Sevilla FC, a direct title contender, scoring the winning goal in the 92nd minute of the match. Benzema was also the standout player against RC Celta at Balaidos, with a sublime brace to clinch a hard-fought victory.

Benzema picks the trophy from Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix who won the March gong.

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