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Real Madrid: Karim Benzema reaches 500 game milestone

As Los Blancos kick-off at the Santiago Bernabéu on Sunday night for El Clásico, their French striker reached another impressive milestone.

Real Madrid: Karim Benzema reaches 500 game milestone
JAVIER SORIANO AFP

Karim Benzema plays game number 500 for Real Madrid on Sunday night with his performance in El Clasico.

Benzema celebrates match 500

Benzema ´played his 500th official match for Real Madrid against Barcelona. He is the fourteenth man (and the third non-Spaniard) to reaches this figure, after Raúl (741), Casillas (725), Sanchís (710), Santillana (645), Ramos (638), Hierro (601), Gento (600), Camacho (577), Pirri (561), Míchel (559), Guti (542), Roberto Carlos (527) and Marcelo (503).

The French striker has scored 240 goals for Los Blancos and is two shy of Ferenc Puskas as the fifth leading scorer in the club's history. He has nine goals and eight assists in the 33 official Clásicos he has played to date.