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Benzema Equals Messi Landmark, But Faster!

Karim Benzema Equals Lionel Messi Landmark, But Faster!

By David Kappel - May 02, 2018 06:30 PM @kappilinho

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored a brace to eliminate Bayern Munich from the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night, and in doing so he equalled a personal landmark by Lionel Messi, but faster than the Argentine.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the players with most UCL goals for a single club.

The Frenchman, who has struggled to find the back of the net this season, turned from villain to hero as he scored both Real’s goals in their 2-2 draw against the German champions to send Los Blancos through to their third successive final 4-3 on aggregate.

Overall, Benzema has now scored four goals at the semi-final stage of the competition, as many as Lionel Messi in this round.

Benzema previously scored in Real’s 3-4 aggregate defeat to Borussia Dortmund in 2012/13 and a year later in the first leg of their 5-0 aggregate win against Bayern, as Marca pointed out.

Messi, meanwhile, scored two of his semi-final goals against  Los Blancos in 2010/11 and another two against Bayern in 2014/15.

However, the Real striker managed to score his four goals at this stage of the competition in just 12 semi-final appearances, while Messi needed 13 semi-finals to reach four.

Read: Messi Beats Ronaldo To Impressive LaLiga Record

Overall, the 30-year-old has now scored 54 goals in the Champions League, which sees him sitting in fifth place in the competition's all-time ranking.

Fourty-three of his goals have come in Los Blancos colours, with only Raul Gonzalez (66 for Real Madrid), Messi (100 for Baercelona) and Ronaldo (105 for Real Madrid) having scored more UCL goals for a single club.

Do you think Benzema is underrated at Real? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Esme Joined: 10 Apr 2018
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Esme May 05, 2018 12:02 AM
#RMF...guys I've been thinking we all go on about who's going to lift the trophy but what'll happen if draw taking place ...then what?
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laqwela May 04, 2018 04:28 AM
They killed Benzema long time ago by making him a pure number 9. His best was always at free roaming just like abo Hazard and Isco so or Sanchez.
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Qhaf-Qhaf May 03, 2018 02:20 AM
Stewpid comparison
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clemz7 May 02, 2018 11:18 PM
Shame
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Mpho wa Cosmos May 02, 2018 10:46 PM
Now you are fair, please compare Messi to the Bezemas not to King CR7
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Nick#10 May 02, 2018 10:20 PM
@BucsAPLA is it Ballon D'or or UEFA D'or??
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barca-baccaneers May 02, 2018 08:40 PM
yooh profeditor you so rediculous sometimes stop this comparison thing
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BucsAPLA May 02, 2018 08:38 PM
@Skhindisemfene.And another Uefa championship medal and Ballon D'or loading while wena you keep mouthing garbage.CR7 is King, whether you like it or not.
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barca-baccaneers May 02, 2018 08:18 PM
@Wardson hahahaha we wanted treble but we ended up getting double of cause its hurting to be eleminated in any competition we participate on it we will never redicule it just because we lost it we will never act to that level of hypocracy its better to redicule barcelona or any team not competion it shows that you bitter desperate for selfcomfort next season you will win all and proclim superiority
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Wardson May 02, 2018 08:04 PM
Another wound to the so called...... .. fans. They will be licking their wounds until RM lift the trophy.
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Skhindisemfene May 02, 2018 07:53 PM
Ronaldo 78 penalties 27 offsides
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barca-baccaneers May 02, 2018 07:04 PM
Mr profenity you were pushing for dead line on this article admit it just write anything man just fill up the lines and print hahahah sometimes your job makes you sound like country boy
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barca-baccaneers May 02, 2018 06:59 PM
yooh profeditor you so rediculous sometimes stop this comparison thing

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