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Benzema closes in on Messi at the top.

Karim Benzema has moved closer to the summit of the LaLiga top scorers' charts after he led Rea Madrid past Granada on Monday night.

The Los Blancos picked a valuable 2-1 win, with the Frenchman scoring the second from closer range after getting in behind the defense.

His goal was his 19th goal of the season and is now three goals shy of Barcelona's Lionel Messi, currently on 22.

The Argentine has not scored since finding the net from the spot against Atletico Madrid, which was also his 700th career goal. 

Barcelona's number 10 has endured a frustrating period since the restart, scoring only thrice in eight appearances. 

The chasing pack is however not far off, with Villareal's Gerald Moreno in third with 16 strikes, while Luis Suarez and Raul Garcia are both on 15 goals with two matches to go.

LaLiga top scorers

Lionel Messi - 22

Karim Benzema - 19

Gerard Moreno - 16

Luis Suárez - 15

Raúl García - 15

Lucas Ocampos - 14

Iago Aspas - 13

Ante Budimir - 12

Álvaro Morata - 12

Lucas Pérez - 11

Jaime Mata - 11

Roger Martí - 11

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