Real Madrid 3-1 Napoli: Champs come back to lead

Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos, and Casemiro scored to answer Lorenzo Insigne's opener at the Bernabeu.
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4 days ago

Zidane's experiment with Real Madrid nearly backfired against Osasuna

When Real Madrid traveled to bottom-dwelling Osasuna on Saturday, nobody would have expected much of a match. The final score, a 3-1 win for Los Blancos, seems like a predictable result. In reality, it was much closer than that.Interestingly, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane used the match to experiment with his squad. It very nearly blew up in his face. The Frenchman eschewed...
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8 days ago

Real Madrid set 40-game Spanish unbeaten record with thrilling comeback against Sevilla

Real Madrid played out a wild 3-3 draw with Sevilla in the Copa del Rey on Thursday, banking on a goal from Karim Benzema in injury time to keep their unbeaten streak alive. The draw means Madrid haven't lost in an astounding 40 matches, breaking the Spanish record set by Barcelona last season.Madrid were carried by an incredible individual goal from Marco Asensio, a panenka penalty...
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January 12, 2017

France Bans Karim Benzema From Euro 2016 Amid Sex-Tape Blackmail Scandal

It’s official: Karim Benzema must watch from afar, as his France teammates attempt to win the 2016 UEFA European Championship on home soil. France’s Football Federation announced on its website Tuesday that Benzema’s national-team ban will remain in effect at least through Euro 2016, according to The Associated Press. “(President) Noel Graet and (France coach) Didier Deschamps...
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April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Karim Benzema now legally eligible for Euro 2016 after sex tape blackmail appeal

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is still under investigation for a part he made have played in blackmailing French teammate Mathieu Valbuena, but he now will have the ability, legally, to play for France at the European championships this summer. Benzema was previously not allowed to have any contact with Valbuena, meaning they couldn’t be in the same squad, but a French appeals...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Benzema allowed to meet with Valbuena after sex tape ruling

PARIS --A French appeals court has lifted the order preventing Karim Benzema from meeting with Mathieu Valbuena, bringing the Real Madrid striker closer to being cleared to play on France's national team.Benzema's lawyer, Sylvain Cormier, described Friday's decision as ''a first step.'' Benzema, who is currently sidelined with an injury, is facing preliminary charges of conspiracy...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

France Suspends Karim Benzema Amid Mathieu Valbuena Blackmail Scandal

PARIS — Karim Benzema was indefinitely suspended from the French national team on Thursday because of his involvement in an ongoing blackmail case, throwing his international career into doubt. The Real Madrid striker has been charged with conspiracy to blackmail relating to an extortion scam over a sex tape involving France teammate Mathieu Valbuena. “I have decided that he...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Karim Benzema suspended over sex-tape blackmail scandal

Karim Benzema is one of the best strikers in France, but the Real Madrid star won’t be suiting up for Les Bleus anytime soon. Benzema is facing criminal charges stemming from an alleged plot to extort French teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. With that, French football president Noël Le Graët has decided to suspend Benzema until the case is resolved. From The Guardian...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema charged in extortion case

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema has been formally charged in France with extortion reports say. Benzema turned himself in Wednesday and was charged earlier today in an extortion case revolving around Benzema’s French national team teammate Martin Valbuena. Investigators claim that Benzema played a role in trying to blackmail Valbuena in exchange for not releasing a sex tape with...
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November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Karim Benzema Charged In Mathieu Valbuena Sex Tape Blackmail Conspiracy

PARIS — Five years after missing the World Cup amid his involvement in a prostitution probe, Karim Benzema was charged Thursday with conspiracy to blackmail as part of an investigation over a sex tape involving France teammate Mathieu Valbuena. Benzema, widely considered one of the most talented strikers in the world, also faced preliminary charges of participating in a criminal...
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November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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