The French ace surpassed Hugo Sánchez in the run to become La Liga's top striker with an impressive display in the first 45 minutes.

It was one big evening for Karim Benzema, who managed to steer Real Madrid to a comfortable win and also earned himself a spot in La Liga's record books.

The French ace bagged three more goals to his tally with a fine first-half display, which came via two open play goals and a spot kick. Rodrygo would add one more for Los Merengues to give Los Merengues an edge over Almería.

Back to Benzema's antics, the footballer earned a whopping third hat trick during April, which has helped him rise to the top spot in La Liga's goalscoring race. Although two of them came in La Liga, the other one came against Barcelona, which made it even more memorable for the Frenchman.

His goals today also saw him leapfrog the legendary Hugo Sánchez in La Liga's all-time goalscoring chart.

And just to let you know how productive he was for Los Merengues this month, see how these numbers compare to his previous performances with the Spanish giants.