Real Madrid coach Benitez says team mates and club support Karim Benzema

MADRID, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 7, 2015) (REUTERS) – Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez has given his full support to Karim Benzema over his involvement in a sextape scandal but the French striker will not be fit to face Sevilla in La Liga on Sunday (November 8).

The club are standing by Benzema who was put under formal judicial investigation on Thursday in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail Olympique Lyonnais forward Mathieu Valbuena with the use of a sex video.

President Florentino Perez has expressed his confidence that Benzema’s actions were in good faith and that he is completely innocent.