Benzema equals Lewandowski as third-highest goal scorer in the European Cup

NEWS STORY. 04/05/2022. Bárbara Jiménez

His goal against Manchester City sees the French forward reach 86 in the competition.

Karim Benzema continues to add to his legendary status in the European Cup and his goal at the Bernabéu against Manchester City moved him level with Lewandowski's tally of 86 goals. The madridista equals the Polish marksman as the third-highest goal scorer in European Cup history. Ahead of them on the list sit Cristiano Ronaldo (141) and Messi (125).
The Frenchman has recorded his best personal tally this season, with 15 goals. Five came in the Group Stage, while the remaining ten have arrived in an incredible knock-out phase run which has seen him score in five successive games against PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City.
Historic feat
Benzema has found the back of the net in the Champions League for 17 consecutive seasons. His first came back in 2005/06 against Rosenborg while playing for Olympique Lyon, where he scored a total of 12 times. The other 74 goals have come in a Real Madrid jersey. He opened his European account for our team with a strike against Milan on 3 November 2009. His favourite opposition in the competition are Galatasaray, PSG and Chelsea, hitting five goals against all of them.

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