Copa hook leaves Benzema fighting for Real Madrid stay

Karim Benzema's future at Real Madrid remains in doubt.

The French striker's low-key performance in the Copa stalemate with Murcia has only created more speculation over his place in coach Jose Mourinho's plans.

Mourinho hooked Benzema on the hour mark and has already stated Gonzalo Higuain, through his workrate and application, is ahead of the Frenchman in his thoughts.

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