Karim Benzema named Laliga’s best player for April

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has won the La Liga Player of the Month award for April.

Benzema beat Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Barcelona), Ante Bodemir (Osasuna), Borja Mayoral (Getafe), Jose Luis Morales (Levante), Johan Mujica (Elche) and Vedat Muriqui (Mallorca) for the award.

Benzema has been a key figure at Real Madrid this season as the club reached the UEFA Champions League final where they are set to meet England’s Liverpool in Paris next month.

In the month of April alone, the Frenchman scored four goals in five matches, earned valuable points for his team, and his performance proved pivotal in Real Madrid’s celebration of another La Liga Santander title.

Los Blancos declared themselves league champions after beating Espanyol 4-0. The Frenchman also played a key role in Real Madrid’s return against Seville, the direct contender for the title, as he scored the winning goal in the 92nd minute of the match. Benzema was also the standout player against RC Celta in Palidos, with a fine brace to secure a tough win.

Benzema picks the trophy from Atletico Madrid striker Joao Felix, who won the March tour.