Benzema Equals Ronaldo’s UCL Record After Netting Hat-trick

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Karim Benzema continued his fine form in front of goal, after bagging a hat-trick in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win against Chelsea in Wednesday’s Champions League first leg quarter-final tie at Stamford Bridge.

The French star also netted a hat-trick in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the round of 16.

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Following his heroics against the Blues, Benzema has now joined former Madrid teammate, Cristiano Ronaldo, as the only two players to score back-to-back hat-tricks in the knockout stages of the Champions League.

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Ronaldo scored three goals against Bayern in the Champions League quarter-final second leg, before replicating it when Madrid hosted Atletico Madrid in the first leg semi-final both in 2017.

Benzema currently leads the LaLiga top scorers chat with 24 goals, 11 assists after 26 games.

And in this season’s Champions League, the 34-year-old has scored 11 goals on eight games…



Source: Complete Sports