Los Blancos attacker Karim Benzema has equalled Raul Gonzalez’s Champions League goal record with his thunderous strike against Chelsea in the 1-1 draw at the Alfredo di Stefano.
Benzema ensured Real Madrid dream of double was kept alive with the draw against Chelsea at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium.
The French star has been extremely reliable this season, he has scored 28 goals this season it is his third-best tally since becoming a Real Madrid player, and he still has time to beat his previous best tally of 32, which he recorded during Jose Mourinho’s time at the club.
Real Madrid drew blank against Getafe and Real Betis in previous weeks as a result of the Frenchman’s inability to score in those games.
The dependence on Benzema is already similar to that of Cristiano Ronaldo, although some may say that the Portuguese star had more support from teammates than Benzema does now.
The Frenchman’s goal on Tuesday night sees him go level with Raul in the fourth spot for all-time Champions League goals on 71, with only Cristiano Ronaldo (134), Lionel Messi (120) and Robert Lewandowski (73) ahead of him.
The 33-year-old still has to play at least six games with the possibility of a seventh, should Real Madrid make it to the Champions League final.