Europe 1 with AFP / Photo credit: Pierre-Philippe MARCOU / AFP 20:49 pm, June 04, 2023

Scorer in his last match with Real Madrid, Karim Benzema received a standing ovation from the club's fans at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. The French striker scored a penalty against Athletico Bilbao but could not avoid the draw.

Real Madrid captain Karim Benzema left to a standing ovation at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium where he played his last game in the merengue shirt just after scoring a penalty against Athletic Bilbao on Sunday on the 38th and final day of the Spanish Championship.

Karim Benzema leaves the pitch for the last time as Real Madrid player.

— Mikael Madridista (@MikaelMadridsta) June 4, 2023

The France international equalised in the 72nd minute against the Basques and was replaced two minutes later by Luka Modric, allowing the Madrid crowd to salute one of the best scorers in the club's history.

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To Saudi Arabia?

On his way out, the striker was greeted by his teammates, then by the entire Madrid bench, hugging his coach Carlo Ancelotti. After fourteen years in the mythical white jersey, Benzema will fly at 35 years old to new adventures, perhaps in Saudi Arabia where, according to Saudi state television, the club of Al-Ittihad makes him a golden bridge.