Karim Benzema scores stunning solo goal in training ahead of El Clasico.

Karim Benzema scores stunning solo goal in training ahead of El Clasico

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If Real Madrid are to record a surprise win over fierce rivals Barcelona in the Clasico this weekend, they’ll need their forwards to take their opportunities.

The ‘BBC’ - Bale, Benzema and Cristiano - are all expected to be fit for Saturday night’s clash at the Camp Nou.

Karim Benzema is not on international duty this week - the Frenchman is currently banned from playing for his national team - but the 28-year-old scored a magnificent solo goal in training on Monday.


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Benzema dribbled past Marcelo, then two more Real Madrid players and finally the goalkeeper before slotting the ball into the empty net.

It was a superb individual goal and a moment that must have impressed the watching Zinedine Zidane, who leads Real Madrid out in a Clasico for the first time this weekend.

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Video: Benzema's training ground golazo

More goals from Marca

Spanish newspaper Marca have released a slightly longer video of several other great goals scored during the training session, including strikes from Marcelo and Gareth Bale.

You can watch that video by clicking HERE.

Benzema will be keen to prove a point

Benzema will be keen to showcase his class in 2016’s most prestigious European club fixture after being left out of France’s latest squad.


Authorities are continuing to investigate his alleged involvement in a plot to blackmail his international teammate Mathieu Valbuena - although reports suggest the world-class striker will be eligible to feature, if selected, at this summer’s European Championships.

Zidane: Benzema must focus on football

In any case, Zidane has called on Benzema to focus solely on his football, rather than his off-field problems.

"I am not going to say whether the treatment of Benzema is fair or unfair," Zidane was quoted as saying by Sky Sports ahead of the 4-0 win over Sevilla earlier this month.

"The only thing I want of the player is that he concentrates solely on football. We have spoken together and we believe the best thing is to think about football.


"The most important thing right now is that physically he is good. He is not feeling the effects of his injuries.

"Physically, after a break of 23 days it is difficult, but he has trained well since Tuesday and little by little is recovering his fitness.

"He isn't going away during the international break so we can continue to work together to improve physically."

Real Madrid have work cut out v Barcelona

Despite his ongoing personal problems, Benzema has scored an impressive 20 goals in 21 La Liga appearances this season - just eight fewer than Cristiano Ronaldo.

Real Madrid CF v FC Barcelona - La Liga

Barcelona are firm favourites to win back-to-back Clasicos, but Real Madrid certainly possess enough quality to seriously test their rivals’ suspect defence.

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