Karim Benzema scored a sensational first half hat-trick for Real Madrid in the 4-2 win over Almeria in a 2022-23 La Liga encounter on Saturday, Sportivationng.com reports.
The French striker has now scored 17 goals in the league this season despite struggling with injuries which has limited him to just 21 matches.
The 35-year-old has now surpassed the 350-goal mark for Real Madrid.
He has netted 352 goals in 642 games across 14 seasons for the Galacticos.
Benzema was presented with a commemorative shirt by Fiorentino Perez to mark the occasion of his latest landmark for the club before the start of the match.
He is the second player in Real Madrid’s history to reach that figure after Cristiano Ronaldo.
Breakdown of Benzema’s goals for Real Madrid
La liga: 236
Champions League: 78
Copa Del Rey: 25
Spanish Super Cup: 7
Club World Cup: 4
European Super Cup: 2
Benzema is now the fourth top scorer in the history of La Liga with 236 goals behind only Zarra (251), Cristiano Ronaldo (312), and Lionel Messi (474).
He is also the second player with the most victories in the history of the club with 438 behind Iker Casillas who can boast of 463 wins in the colours of Real Madrid.
Benzema has won five Champions League trophies, five Club World Cup, four La Liga titles, four Uefa Super Cups, two Copa Del Rey trophies and four Spanish Super Cups.
The 2022 Ballon d’or winner is hitting the scary form that made him sweep all in front of him last season just at the right time which will worry those watching from afar at the Etihad Stadium.