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Opinion: The numbers that proves Karim Benzema is the best penalty taker in the world

Karim Benzema scored two goals to cap off a great Supercopa campaign, the most of any player in the competition.

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been on a roll this season, with his penalty in the final being his 24th goal of the 2021-2022 season. Madridistas will undoubtedly be rooting for him as he strives for 50 goals. 

In Saudi Arabia, he scored his 15th penalty for Real Madrid against Athletic Bilbao. It was not just his 15th effort for the Merengue club, but also his 15th successful attempt. 

That's correct, Benzema has been flawless from the start of his career at the world's most pressurized club.

Benzema has been the uncontested penalty taker since Sergio Ramos' transfer to PSG, and he has an even four-for-four in 2021-2022 thus far.

(Benzema taking a penalty)

He had previously made all five of his penalty attempts in 2019-2020 and his sole penalty in 2020-2021. 

Benzema is becoming better as he gets older, and his spot-kick is the latest proof of that. In terms of technical quality, he's up there with the best of the best, and it's not unreasonable to compare a man with a 100 percent penalty conversion percentage to fellow legends Robert Lewandowski and Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Karim Benzema is Real Madrid's top player right now, and he plays like it. 

Benzema, like Ronaldo before him, is "The guy" in Madrid's attack, especially when it comes to goal scoring.

And, like CR7, Benz is assuming the role of the man with ice in his veins from a height of 11 meters. It doesn't matter if a great goalie guesses correctly, as we witnessed with Unai Simon.

Benzema possesses the ideal combination of precision, technique, and power to defeat any opponent. Who can forget his picture-perfect penalty against Valencia last weekend? 

Benzema has only missed four penalties in his career. Three of the four were in competitive matches. Two of them played for Lyon when they were 20 years old, and the other played for France in the 2014 World Cup.

Benzema, on the other hand, is ideal for his beloved team, Real Madrid. Benzema has become unmissable since turning 30 without Ronaldo by his side. 

Yes, the sample size is small. And Benzema will have to miss one at some point. Sergio Ramos, despite his recent hot streak, was unable to convert two for the national team.

In the 2020-2021 season, Robert Lewandowski did not go nine-for-nine, missing only one penalty in a record-breaking year.

Cristiano Ronaldo missed two games for Juventus in 2020-2021. Nobody is without flaws. 

Except, recently, for Benzema. Let's see if Benz can keep this streak going as the penalties keep flowing for this more aggressive Real Madrid attack.

He has managed his growing prominence with amazing grace as he has grown into a leader and Madrid's leading scorer.

That is seen by his pinpoint accuracy on the spot, and long may it continue.

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