The author of Real Madrid’s qualifying goal in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals this Tuesday evening (2-3, 3-1), Karim Benzema scored his 12th goal of the season in C1. This is a record in history for a French player with all European Cups combined.
Match by match, Karim Benzema continues to write a little more about his story. Thanks to his goal scored for Real Madrid’s qualification this Tuesday evening in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals in extra time (2-3, 3-1 in the first leg), the striker now has 12 achievements this season are in C1. Unheard of for a Frenchman in a single European Cup campaign.
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Whether in C1, C2, C3 or C4, none of the hubs had performed like this in its entire history. Before delivering the Bernabeu this Tuesday evening, Benzema shared the record with a certain Olivier Giroud, scoring 11 goals with Chelsea during the 2018-2019 Europa League season. From now on, the former Leonis is alone on the throne.
C1. The author of seven of Real’s eight goals this season in the final stages of
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Last week, KB9 became the first Frenchman to score more than ten goals in a single edition of the Champions League, thanks to his hat-trick at Stamford Bridge. With this new feat against Chelsea this Tuesday evening, he continues to push boundaries.
On this quarter-final return, Benzema, the author of seven of Real’s eight achievements in the Champions League final this season, scored the 83rd goal of his career in C1. In the ranking of the best scorer in the history of the competition, he consolidates his fourth place and is three points behind Robert Lewandowski (third with 86 goals).