Karim Benzema put on a masterclass on Friday, scoring a hat-trick and providing a stunning Zidane-esque assist in Al Ittihad's 4-2 victory against Abha in the Saudi Pro League.
The 35-year-old opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 38th minute and doubled his side's lead with a clinical finish in the 56th minute. He completed his hat-trick in the 74th minute with a clever header.
But it was Benzema's assist for Igor Coronado's goal that really stole the show. Benzema received the ball on the edge of the box and turned his defender before chipping a perfectly weighted pass into the path of Coronado, who finished with aplomb.
The assist was reminiscent of Zinedine Zidane's famous assist for Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup final.
Benzema's hat-trick and assist took his tally for the season to 13 goal contributions in 13 appearances for Al Ittihad. He is currently the third-highest goal scorer in the Saudi Pro League, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo and Aleksandr Mitrovic.
Despite his age, Benzema is still showing that he is one of the best strikers in the world. His performance on Friday was a reminder of his quality and his ability to produce moments of magic.