Benzema's woes in front of goal sum up Madrid's Clasico loss

The France international has hit the post more times than he has found the back of the net so far this season

Karim Benzema has endured a dismal season in front of goal, hitting the post more times than he has managed to score.

The Real Madrid striker again drew a blank against Barcelona, as Lionel Messi and co ran riot at Santiago Bernabeu, winning 3-0 to extend their lead at the top of La Liga to nine points from second-placed Atletico Madrid.

Madrid now lie 14 points behind their bitter rivals, with Benzema particularly profligate in a difficult season.


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The France international has scored just five times in all competitions so far this term, but he has hit the post six times.

It perhaps sums up Madrid's woes, and they will hope he finds his shooting boots before their Champions League encounter with PSG in February.