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Benzema is pleased to be fifth on Real Madrid’s all-time goalscorers list.

Benzema scored a double as Madrid moved back within two points of rivals and LaLiga table-toppers Barcelona.

Benzema is happy to be in the top five of Real Madrid’s all-time goalscorers. [Getty]
Benzema is happy to be in the top five of Real Madrid’s all-time goalscorers. [Getty]

France international Karim Benzema can’t believe his position in Real Madrid's top goalscorers list.

The former Lyon striker scored a double to surpass Ferenc Puskas in Los Blancos’ 3-0 win over Valencia on Thursday night.

Benzema broke the deadlock in the 61st minute before Marco Asensio increased the lead with his first touch in the 74th after coming off the bench.

However, the Frenchman wrapped up the win with a brilliant volley taking his tally to 243 goals across all competitions for Madrid, surpassing Puskas who registered 242 goals.

Benzema is currently behind Cristiano Ronaldo (451), Raul (323), Alfredo Di Stefano (308) and Santillana (290) in the history books at the Santiago Bernabeu. "I didn't imagine anything like this, I'm very happy. I've been working for a long time now and I always put it in to keep improving," Benzema, who has scored 21 goals in 38 games this season, said, via the club's official website.

"I hope I can keep going. I'm very happy to be playing for this club."

The 32-year-old added: "It wasn't an easy game due to the opposition who made it hard, but we won and didn't concede. "It's very important because Valencia are a very good team. For the second goal everything happened so fast. "It was a cross from Marco, I control it, I shot with the left foot and it went in. It looks easy, but you have to do it so fast."

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