It was the same again. Karim Benzema scored a brace in his debut to lead his team to victory.
Benzema’s Al Ittihad won 2-1 against ES Tunis in the Arab Champions League on Monday (Aug. 28). Benzema and Celtic signing Jota started, with N’Golo Kante coming on as a substitute.
Trailing 0-1 in the 34th minute,온라인바카라 Benzema dribbled into the penalty box from the center of the field and sent a cross into the box that Al Ittihad ace Abderazak Hamdallah headed home.
Benzema didn’t stop there. In the 10th minute of the second half, Benzema picked up the ball and cut in from the side to the center of the box before unleashing an unstoppable shot into the corner of the net.
Benzema, who was making his debut, put in one of his best performances and was substituted for Sultan Al Farhan in the 25th minute to complete a successful first game. The team held on for a 2-1 victory.
Benzema had just won the Ballon d’Or last year, propelling him to the top of European soccer. He was expected to continue his journey with Real, but in June, he made a surprise move to Saudi Arabia.
Benzema chose the money and the challenge over retirement at Real Madrid. Since Ronaldo and Benzema, a number of European stars have made the move to Saudi Arabia.
Al Ittihad is a powerhouse team that won the Saudi Arabian title last season. They won the title by five points over Ronaldo’s Al Nasr.
Al Ittihad, who brought in Nuno from Tottenham last season, will be even stronger with the addition of N’Golo Kante from Chelsea and Jota from Celtic.