Magic Karim Benzema Breaks 2 Real Madrid Legend Records

Jakarta, IDN Times Karim Benzema’s sensational action in the duel against Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the Champions League last 16, Thursday morning WIB (10/3/2022), not only helped Real Madrid escape the eye of the needle. Benzema in fact also managed to set an individual record.

The hat trick recorded by Benzema turned out to be bringing him to a new nick. His third goal against PSG, being the 309th. With that note, Benzema succeeded in shifting the score of Madrid legend, Alfredo Di Stefano, who scored 308 goals during his tenure at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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1. Di Stefano’s record is crossed

Magic Karim Benzema Breaks 2 Real Madrid Legend RecordsReal Madrid captain Karim Benzema / Instagram @realmadrid

Reported MARCA, it’s not just Di Stefano’s record that Benzema has broken. However, Raul Gonzalez’s record in the Champions League was also passed by Benzema.

Throughout his career with Madrid, Raul recorded 66 goals in the Champions League. With the third goal against PSG, Benzema found the net 67 times in the Champions League.

2. Raul was shifted

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Magic Karim Benzema Breaks 2 Real Madrid Legend RecordsKarim Benzema (planetfootball.com)

Individually, Benzema’s goalscoring record in the Champions League could be even more. So far, he has scored eight goals in the Champions League this season.

The incision has already beaten his best record in the 2011/12 Champions League season. At that time, Benzema scored seven goals.

3. Benzema is back!

Magic Karim Benzema Breaks 2 Real Madrid Legend RecordsKarim Benzema. (football-espana.net)

Benzema has so far scored 30 goals. That’s one more than his record last season and only two of his best productivity that came in 2011/12 under Jose Mourinho.

“Every day they are improving. I am happy to be working with them. Karim was injured before and is now back,” said Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti. Football Espana.

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