Karim Benzema turned simply the fifth participant in historical past to register 70 targets within the Champions League as Actual Madrid eased previous Atalanta 3-1 to ebook their place within the quarter-finals of the competitors.
After goalkeeper Marco Sportiello kicked the ball straight to Luka Modric, Benzema was in the proper place on the proper time to fit residence to place Los Blancos in control of the tie within the first half.
It was the Frenchman’s 70th objective within the Champions League and means simply 4 gamers have scored extra within the competitors than him.
Solely Cristiano Ronaldo (134), Lionel Messi (120), Robert Lewandowski (73) and Raul (71) have hit greater than the Actual striker in Europe’s elite competitors.
Benzema’s objective, which was his fourth the European marketing campaign, additionally meant he had scored Actual’s final 4 targets earlier than Sergio Ramos and Marco Asensio acquired in on the act.
Ramos sealed the victory for Actual within the second-half from the spot after Vinicius Junior was introduced down within the space.
It was the Actual Madrid’s captain 101st objective for the membership and has put him additional up the checklist of the highest scoring defenders of all time.
Luis Muriel grabbed a comfort for Atalanta late on however they had been unable to stage a comeback and Marco Asensio sealed the snug victory for the hosts late on with a low end.