No Respect Benzema
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has hit back at his critics following his match-winning display in the Champions League against Viktoria Plzen. The 30-year-old scored twice in the first half and in doing so became only the seventh player in the history of the club to surpass 200 goals, joining an all-star list of names including Cristiano Ronaldo, Ferenc Puskas, Alfredo Di Stefano and Raul. But the Frenchman feels that he is judged unfairly by certain portions of the media, as he expressed in an interview after his latest European outing. Benzema went on to praise interim Real Madrid manager Santiago Solari for his immediate impact on the team, endorsing him to continue in his role as head coach until at least the end of the season.