Karim Benzema scores fastest LaLiga hat-trick by Real Madrid player in over 30 years

Karim Benzema celebrates one of his goals for Real Madrid against Real Valladolid in LaLiga at the Santiago Bernabeu in April 2023.
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Karim Benzema's first-half hat-trick against Real Valladolid in LaLiga on Sunday is the fastest scored by a Real Madrid player in the competition since 1992.

After Rodrigo opened the scoring midway through the first half, Benzema netted in the 29th, 32nd and 36th minutes to put Real Madrid 4-0 up at half-time.

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Ben Hayward
Weekend editor

Ben Hayward is the Weekend Editor of FourFourTwo. A European football writer and Tottenham Hotspur fan with over 15 years’ experience, he has covered games all over the world - including three World Cups, several Champions League finals, Euros, Copa America - and has spent much of that time in Spain. Ben speaks English and Spanish, currently dividing his time between Barcelona and London, covering all the big talking points of the weekend on FFT: he’s also written several list features and interviewed Guglielmo Vicario for the magazine.