With his hat-trick demolition of Athletic Bilbao Karim Benzema has moved past Cristiano Ronaldo in total league goals this season with 21. Cristiano has only hit 19 so far this year in Serie A with Juventus.
This is only the third time Benzema has managed more than 20 goals in a single season at Real Madrid and is a huge improvement over last year’s paltry 5 goals in 31 appearances.
Benzema has also surpassed Cristiano in heading prowess with 11 goals this season.
This is his best goal scoring run since February 2016 with 5 consecutive appearances hitting the back of the net.