Benzema scored more goals than Di Stefano in the Champions League

Karim Benzema surpassed the legendary Di Stefano, becoming the third highest scorer for Real in the Champions League.

Two goals in the match against Galatasaray 6-0 on 6/11 helped Benzema reach a new milestone in his career. The French striker had 50 goals, surpassing Di Stefano’s 49 goals. Two goals against the Turkish team also helped Benzema become the second player, after Lionel Messi, to score in 15 consecutive Champions League seasons.

At Real, Benzema is third in the club’s list of best strikers in the Champions League. Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way with 105 goals while Raul is second with 66 goals.

However, Benzema played 96 games to reach the 50-goal mark while Di Stefano needed only 58 games to have 49 goals. Compared to the Argentinian legend, Benzema has scored more away goals (22 versus 9).

Real won jubilantly at the Bernabeu at home to Galatasaray. Young talent Rodrygo scored twice in the first seven minutes before Sergio Ramos scored on the spot. Rodrygo assisted Benzema in the fourth goal before scoring a 6-0 victory for Zinedine Zidane’s army.

Real are second in Group A with 7 points after 4 matches. They are 5 points behind the top team PSG and 5 points better than the third team Club Brugge.

Benzema never thought he would score 50 goals for Real in Europe

Karim Benzema striker was modest after scoring the 50th goal for Real in the Champions League.

The double against Galatasaray was Benzema’s 49th and 50th goals in the Champions League for Real. In the history of the club, the French striker’s achievement surpassed one goal compared to the legendary Di Stefano, and was second only to Cristiano Ronaldo (105) and Raul Gonzalez (66 goals).

Benzema has joined Real since 2009, alongside Ronaldo and Kaka. After 10 years, he had 231 goals in 479 matches for the Bernabeu team.

From 2018, after Ronaldo left, Benzema became the main striker of Real. He is gradually supporting two rookies Eden Hazard and Rodrygo in the integration with the play.