Actual Madrid striker Karim Benzema has joined an elite Champions League class due to his hat-trick towards Chelsea on Wednesday evening.
The Frenchman has been arguably the very best participant throughout Europe this season, and he proved it once more at a wet Stamford Bridge.
It was his second hat-trick in two matches, having knocked out PSG within the spherical of 16 with a second-half treble simply earlier than the worldwide break.
He has now joined a particular group of gamers to have scored 80 or extra targets within the competitors, alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Robert Lewandowski.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) April 6, 2022
All-time UEFA Champions League prime scorers
- 🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo – 140
- 🇦🇷 Lionel Messi – 125
- 🇵🇱 Robert Lewandowski – 85
- 🇫🇷 Karim Benzema – 82
- 🇪🇸 Raul Gonzalez – 71
The treble took Benzema’s purpose tally for the season to 11 targets in Europe, with an extra 24 in LaLiga.
Benzema has an opportunity of matching or bettering Cristiano Ronaldo’s report for many targets in a season, 16, through the 2015/16 season.