Ibrahimovic has been in scintillating form for Barcelona this season and has scored like 3 goals in 3 games. Benzema on the other hand has not lived up to the hype of “The new Ronaldo (the Brazilian one, MAN, I hate to specify this every time I mention him)”. Benzema has scored 1 goal so far and has 1 assist to his name as well. His only goal for Real Madrid came in the match against Xerez and it was a pretty good one. Might have taken a slight deflection off the defender but the way Benzema set himself up for that goal was extra ordinary, did the trademark Ronaldo step over, though not that fluid, to get away from the defender and find the space for a shot.
Ibrahimovic’s goals have been impressive too. His first goal was a bit of a stinker and judging by Ibra’s celebration, you would think he knew that too. His second goal was, hmmmm, how should I put it. I do not know if he meant what he did there. Nevertheless, it was a nice finish, very close to the opponents goal and for a striker of his size and strength, he moves exceptionally well inside the penalty area.
Ibra’s third goal was really, what you call class and gave us a hint of why a club such as Barcelona (not really known to splash out big sums of money on one single player) payed like 70 million euros for him. Anyway, Ibra was played into the penalty box with a through ball by Basquets I think, I do not remember exactly who (and I am too lazy to check it on the internet, lol) and he was about togetsandwiched between two defenders and in a blink of an eye he dinked the ball pass the keeper. He scored from a pretty difficult angle considering he was also being closed down by the on rushing keeper. Really technical goal.
But, we cannot draw any conclusions from the first 4 games and therefore I have my own opinion as to why Benzema is a better deal for Real Madrid than Ibrahimovic for Barcelona.
- Benzema is 6 years younger than Ibrahamovic and is already commanding great respect throughout Europe. He has a lot of time to improve and would have cost a lot more to Real Madrid had they not snapped him up this season. I am glad Real Madrid did not go for Villa (well, he would have been a magnificent buy for Real Madrid butIwouldnothavetakenhimat