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Karim Benzema Sets New Real Madrid Champions League Record After Scoring in 1-1 Draw With Chelsea

Arjun Singh Devgan
Karim Benzema has tied with Raul in the Champions League goalscoring stakes
Karim Benzema has tied with Raul in the Champions League goalscoring stakes / Soccrates Images/Getty Images
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Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema has been key for his side in front of goal ever since Cristiano Ronaldo left the Los Blancos in the summer of 2018, with the Frenchman playing a key role in their LaLiga success last season.

Benzema was at it again during their 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League on Tuesday as he scored to level the score on the night. The goal on the night meant that he set a new record for Real Madrid in the competition, as he became the oldest scorer for the club in the last four of Europe's premier tournament.

The record now owned by Benzema saw him surpass two people that have been truly relevant in his career. One of them is Zinedine Zidane, the other is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo, the player who owned that record before the French striker.

The strike by the 33-year-old also meant that he has now scored 71 goals in the Champions League, tying with Los Blancos legend, Raul Gonzalez in the all-time goalscorers list. He will look to add more to his tally in the next leg, which would put him above the Spanish legend and just one behind Bayern Munich hitman, Robert Lewandowski who is third on the list.

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