Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) writes off his Lamborghini while celebrating his birthday (video)

Cristiano Ronaldo can offer his words of experience to help comfort his Real Madrid teammate.

Los Blancos French centre-forward Karim Benzema appears to have had a narrow escape from injury after emerging without a scratch after being involved in a car smash on the Reunion Island.

According to unsubstantiated local reports, the former Lyon forward was out celebrating his birthday when the accident occurred. Benzema, on his way to a party, was said to have got involved in a car race with a Porsche which ended when the goal-scorer drove his luxury sports car off the road.

The Lamborghini suffered damage to its front right panel as well as a burst tyre and broken wheel.

It’s the second time in less than a month that the Frenchman has been involved in a traffic accident. In November he walked away unscathed after smashing his Audi into a wall near his home in Madrid.

A report into Benzema’s busted-up Lamborghini can be seen here.