Karim Benzema's Home Burglarized During Real Madrid's Match vs. Elche

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVJanuary 24, 2022

MADRID, SPAIN - JANUARY 23: Karim Benzema of Real Madrid  during the La Liga Santander  match between Real Madrid v  Elche at the Santiago Bernaubeu on January 23, 2022 in Madrid Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)
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Spanish police are investigating the burglary of Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema's home that took place during Sunday's match against Elche.

Alex Kirkland and Rodrigo Faez of ESPN reported the burglary took place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET, which was at the same time Benzema was in action in the 2-2 draw.

Benzema's home was previously broken into in 2019. Teammates Casemiro, Isco and Lucas Vazquez have also been the victims of robberies in recent years as part of a string of events seemingly targeting soccer players.

The report did not include what was stolen from Benzema's home, nor did it say whether anyone was home at the time of the incident.

The Frenchman has been with Real Madrid since 2009, emerging as one of the most decorated scorers in club history.