Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema became the joint-fourth highest goals scorer in the history of the Uefa Champions League after scoring in their 1-1 draw that saw follow French man N’golo Kente receiving praises from Cesc Fabregas for his performance.
He scored the only goal for his side as they were levelled on scores against English Premier League side Chelsea. He scored the goal in the 29th minute of the game with an overhead kick to hand Los Blancos a lifeline ahead of their second leg, which will be played in Stanford Bridge London.
Karim Benzeman Equals Raul’s Record
Karim Benzema has now risen to 71 goals and equalled legendary striker Raul’s record. The only players ahead of him are Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Robert Lewandowski. Former Manchester United star player Ferdinand spoke of how good the player is. According to him, he said: “If he [Benzema] is in the Chelsea team today, they win today and at Stamford Bridge (in next week’s second leg). Complete striker. He has got all the fundamentals down to a tee. He is a top technician.”
Also, former Chelsea and West Ham United player Joe Cole said: “He [Benzema] has become a leader. ‘He led the line. He was the bright spark in the first 30 minutes, and the game was running away from them. He concluded by talking about the finishing, and he said: “It was an exquisite finish, on the turn – a top, top striker at the very best of his game. He celebrated his mate (Sergio) Ramos (who was injured and watching from the stands).