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Friday, March 11
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.@Benzema trained at #RMCity today as preparations continued for our match against Las Palmas. 🏃✅ #HalaMadrid https://t.co/4oOGmPqG0i2016-3-11 12:50:00
Benzema Irreplaceable for Madrid
The Frenchman is the Madrid giants' only genuine out-and-out striker, and his goal tally for the season currently stands at an impressive 23 strikes in 23 starts, per WhoScored.com.
Manager Zinedine Zidane has a number of players to call upon in Benzema's absence, with the likes of Ronaldo, Isco and Jese Rodriguez all able to play in the No. 9 role. Borja Mayoral is also an option.
However, Benzema's link-up play and ability to create space are essential to Real's attacking prowess, and he is an undisputed starter when fit because of his impact.
It can be seen from the 10 assists he provided in the 2014-15 La Liga season that Benzema is relied on for more than just his goalscoring, per WhoScored.
Zidane will eagerly await Benzema's return and will be comforted by the sight of his striker back in training.