Karim Benzema Shines as Al-Ittihad Tops Saudi Championship

by | Sep 15, 2023 | Football

Al-Ittihad is leading the Saudi Championship, at least until this Friday when teams like Al-Hilal, Al-Taawoun, and Al-Ahli will take the field, all with the possibility of surpassing the team led by Karim Benzema. The French forward was the standout player on Thursday, contributing to his team’s 1-0 victory over Al-Okhdood, even though they were playing away from home. Benzema scored the only goal of the match, finding the back of the net at the 27th minute of the second half with a knee shot after a dispute in the opponent’s penalty area.

With this goal, Karim Benzema raised his total to six goals and also accumulated three assists in just ten games for Al-Ittihad, showcasing his impact and importance to the team. Furthermore, the match featured another highlight, the debut of Brazilian defender Luiz Felipe, formerly of Betis, who is the team’s latest acquisition, adding even more strength to the squad.

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