Karim Benzema doesn’t get the credit score he deserves for an unbelievable goalscoring report.
The striker has been a superb servant to Actual Madrid since becoming a member of them from Lyon in 2009.
He was outshone by Cristiano Ronaldo in the course of the Portugal celebrity’s time on the Bernabeu, however an unimaginable stat emerged following his good purpose towards Chelsea on Tuesday night time.
The Frenchman netted a surprising effort within the first half towards the Blues within the first leg of their Champions League semi-final – which ended 1-1.
It moved him to 71 in Europe’s premier competitors, degree with the good Raul.
It additionally meant that solely Lionel Messi, Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski have extra.
Ronaldo left Madrid in 2018 and has loved some success with Juventus, however has not hit the heights he loved in Spain.
The Champions League is the place he’s failed to copy the identical form of type.
He netted a minimum of ten objectives in every of his final seven seasons within the Champions League with Madrid, however has did not hit that mark as soon as in Turin.
Ronaldo has managed simply 14 objectives over the past three seasons, with Benzema scoring 15 over that very same interval.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner would possibly simply be lacking the affect of the star striker over in Italy.