Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been named Player of the Month for June in LaLiga Santander. The Frenchman has played a key role since the return of the competition, scoring three times in their 5 matches and also providing an assist as Los Blancos stormed to 5 wins across the month, taking them to the top of the standings.
With 17 goals this season, Benzema is Real Madrid's top scorer and has been particularly influential since the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent return of LaLiga Santander. His two goals against Valencia CF inspired a 3-0 win at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano, and he als netted in a 2-1 triumph away at Real Sociedad. However, his standout moment came in the last game of the month against RCD Espanyol, where his stunning backheel assist for Casemiro turned out to decide the match for Real Madrid, 1-0 the final score at the RCDE Stadium.