Los Blancos are regaining their potency after three seasons of struggling to replace Cristiano Ronaldo’s goalscoring gap. This is mostly due to the services of Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior, both of whom have been outstanding in front of goals this season.
Benzema has continued his excellent form from last season, leading the Pichichi rankings with nine goals in LaLiga Santander. He understands that this season is his best chance yet to win his first Pichichi award, but he appears to be up against heavy competition from his teammate.
Vinicius has been a revelation this season, and his brace against Elche gave him a total of seven goals in LaLiga Santander, which is his highest league return since joining the club in the summer of 2018. He is having his best season in the Spanish capital by a long shot, with two goals in the Champions League and five assists across all competitions.
The Brazilian is on pace to score 24 goals in LaLiga Santander this season if he continues at his present pace. If he doesn’t hit that milestone, he’ll be aiming for the 20-goal mark, especially since November hasn’t arrived yet.
For a player who has been chastised for his finishing throughout his Real Madrid career, he is defying the critics this season. Benzema, who was rested against Elche, has nine goals and seven assists in LaLiga Santander this season, making him the most influential player in the Spanish top flight.