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.
Valladolid:— CBS Sports Golazo (@CBSSportsGolazo) April 29, 2023
Three hat-tricks in April for Karim Benzema. pic.twitter.com/izTilLZKIr
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.
8 - @Benzema has scored three hat-tricks in his last eight games with @realmadriden in all competitions, same as in their previous 120 appearances with Los Blancos. Steamroller. pic.twitter.com/IH20JyxZTP— OptaJose (@OptaJose) April 29, 2023