Real Madrid clinched the Spanish La Liga trophy on Thursday night after defeating Villarreal at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on match day 37. However, their priority will now turn to one thing – helping Karim Benzema to claim the ‘Pichichi’ trophy with one game left to be played.
The collective efforts have always been the most important thing at the Santiago Bernabeu but after achieving such mission, the team would have to focus on getting the Frenchman to become the top scorer in the 2019/20 Spanish top flight season.
The forward has scored 21 goals from 36 games in the league this term, just two behind Lionel Messi who leads the race for the award.
Sergio Ramos left penalty duties for the Madrid No.9 against the Yellow Submarine on Thursday as a way of saying, “Mate, we have got your back this time”.
Many would argue this should have been done earlier in the season, but with Ramos not looking to take any risk in the middle of the season, he chose to remain in pole position as the club’s first-choice penalty taker after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo.
Benzema would be hoping the Barcelona forward does not add a number of goals to his tally in his last game, while also trying to catch up with him in the game against Leganes on Sunday.
Should opportunities pop up as they did against Leganes, the 32-year-old would only need to be clinical in front of goal to earn himself a first Pichichi trophy since arriving at the Spanish capital in the summer 2009.