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Benzema becomes third-highest madridista goalscorer in European Cup


NEWS | 06/11/2019

"I am thrilled, I never thought I’d make it this far", said the Frenchman, who now has 50 goals for the club in this competition.
Karim Benzema continues to break historic goalscoring records at Real Madrid. His brace against Galatasaray at the Santiago Bernabéu means the Frenchman now has 50 goals in the European Cup for the Whites. This tally sees him move into third spot in the club's all-time European Cup goal rankings, with only Raúl (66) and Cristiano Ronaldo (105) ahead of him.
Since arriving at Real Madrid in 2009/10, Benzema has played 97 games in the Champions League, winning the title four times. He scored one of the goals in the final against Liverpool as his side won La Decimotercera.
Benzema: "It was a party in the Bernabéu"
"We scored goals, played well and did not concede. It was a real party with the fans. I am no legend. When I signed for the club I never thought I’d get to this point and I am so happy".


"I try to help the team and be at my best, I want to continue to help. I feel very confident, If I can help my teammates by talking to them out there, then I will, that is down to my experience in this club”.
"There's no starting eleven with this team. We're a team and every player who comes on the pitch has to give everything because we're a group and we're all important here".
Rodrygo and Hazard
"Rodrygo looked very good to me, he's not afraid. He plays the ball and I love it when I see a young man playing like that. As for Hazard, he's a great player and our connection is very good. Little by little you'll see what a great player he is".
Fourth top scorer in the European Cup
Benzema's best scoring record in the Champions League was in the 2011/12 edition, when he scored 7 goals. On top of his 50 goals for the Whites, the 12 he scored for Olympique Lyon are to be added. The forward has scored 62 goals in the European Cup. Only Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi and Raul have scored more goals than the Frenchman in the top continental competition.