According to the presenter of Spanish programme El Chiringuito, Josep Pedrerol, attempts were made to rob the Frenchman's house while focus was elsewhere.
It was announced late on Wednesday by Josep Pedrerol on Spanish football show El Chiringuito, that strangers entered the home of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema while he was playing in the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg.
Bernabéu Benzema burgled
On a disappointing night on the field, things didn't get any better for the French forward. Los Blancos performed well against bitter rivals Barcelona but ended up exiting the cup competition with a more clinical opponent scoring three goals without reply. And then news apparently reached the player about activities at home.
It is unclear as yet from the report what the intruders were able to steal, but it is an incident that we have seen on a number of occasions in recent times. Kevin Prince-Boateng was burgled while Barça played against Valladolid with the thieves taking more than 300,000 euros in jewelry and valuables.