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It is not only important to score goals, but when they are scored. Getting ahead on the scoreboard increases a team’s chances of taking all three points. Without going any further, in this league, Real Madrid has won 12 of the 13 games in which it has scored the first goal of the game. Y Carlo Ancelotti has a specialist in his ranks. Karim Benzema has scored ten key goals for the white team, understanding as such those that serve for a team to get ahead on the scoreboard or draw a match. According to data from BeSoccer Pro, in the major leagues there is only one player as decisive for his team as the French. Modeste, from Colonia, who also has ten key goals for the Rhenish team. Lewandowski leads the race for the Golden Boot with 20 goals, three more than Benzema’s 17, but his goals are not so decisive. Only eight of those twenty goals have changed the sign of the game. Karim’s are golden goals …

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Benzema has scored the first goal of the game in six league games. Against Alavés, Mallorca, Athletic in both games, the derby against Atlético and the last match against Valencia. His goal against Che in the first round served to give Madrid three points at the Mestalla, against Celta he drew the reopening match of the Bernabéu twice and against Sevilla he equalized the contest so that Vinicius would later culminate the comeback.

Impact of the goals of each player, if they serve to advance their team or equalize the score.

Impact of the goals of each player, if they serve to advance their team or equalize the score.

Player Team Key goals Goals without
repercussion
Goals
totals
K. Benzema Real Madrid 10 7 17
A. Modest Colonia 10 2 12
J. David Little 9 3 12
D. Berardi Sassuolo 9 1 10
R. Lewandowski Bayern 8 12 20
C. Property Lazio 8 7 15
Raul De Tomás Spanish 8 2 10
Vinicius Jr. Real Madrid 7 5 12
Juanmi Betis 7 4 11
P. Schick Leverkusen 6 11 17

The Brazilian is also among the most decisive scorers. Seven of the twelve goals of Vinicius have changed the course of the parties. He tied the match against Levante twice and also tied Valencia at the Mestalla. He scored the first goal in the matches against Elche and Real Sociedad and put the match against Celta on track, in addition to the aforementioned goal that gave Ancelotti’s men the victory against Sevilla.

Players who have scored the first goal of the game the most times.

Players who have scored the first goal of the game the most times.

Vinicius and Benzema form a lethal couple this season. Between the two they have 36 goals in all competitions, 58.1% of the 62 goals scored by Ancelotti’s team: 14 and 22 respectively. And they are the two top scorers in the League: with 12 goals the Brazilian and 17 goals by the French, who He is walking steadily towards his first Pichichi in Spain (at the age of 20, he was the top scorer in Ligue 1 in the 2007-2008 season with Lyon) and presents a firm candidacy for the Golden Boot.