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Karim Benzema ties Cristiano Ronaldo's record of Champions League goals

After the penalty that the French striker scored today, he has equaled CR7 in an epic record. 

The Merengues are a team that cannot be left for dead and they showed this quality by making an epic comeback, with a double from Rodrygo and a penalty from Karim Benzema.
The Merengues are a team that cannot be left for dead and they showed this quality by making an epic comeback, with a double from Rodrygo and a penalty from Karim Benzema.

Real Madrid beat Manchester City, but in addition, Karim Benzema tied the record of goals in the Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo and now, he will seek to surpass CR7. 

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On one of the magical nights of the UEFA Champions League, Madrid managed to overcome the dominance of Manchester City, who started the match with a 1-0 score, with a goal by Riyad Mahrez

However, the Merengues are a team that cannot be left for dead and they showed this quality by making an epic comeback, with a double from Rodrygo and a penalty from Karim Benzema.

And with this penalty, the French striker tied the record for goals in an edition of the UEFA Champions League, held by Cristiano Ronaldo, so it is worth reviewing how many goals Karim Benzema has scored in the competition. 

This is how Karim Benzema tied Cristiano Ronaldo's Champions League goals record

It was at the 93rd minute that a penalty was decreed in favor of Real Madrid, when Rúben Dias went on Benzema in the area, with a late sweep on the Frenchman after a Rodrygo service from the right, so the referee pointed out the penalty without hesitation.

And in the 95th minute, the French striker shot aimed to the left of Ederson, who dived the wrong way, allowing the Real Madrid player to finally equal Cristiano Ronaldo in his number of goals scored in the same UEFA Champions League. 

This is because, in the 2017-2018 edition, CR7 managed to score in the same Champions League 15 goals, a number tied this day by Karim Benzema, to become the second Merengues player to reach this number of goals in the tournament.

Although it should be noted that Cristiano Ronaldo holds not one, but several records as the top scorer in the Champions League in several of its editions. 

Cristiano Ronaldo's goalscoring records in the UEFA Champions League

The Portuguese player, who has become a benchmark for Real Madrid, holds not one, but four UEFA Champions League goalscoring records, having scored the most goals in the 2012-2013 edition, with 12 goals. 

But he also has the most goals in the 2017-2018 edition with 15 goals, which is the figure that Benzema has just equaled. The other record of the Portuguese is from the 2015-2016 season, with 16 goals and his maximum record was in the 2013-2014 season, with 17 goals. 

Therefore, it is believed that the Frenchman can surpass Cristiano Ronaldo's 2017-2018 season record, now that he has just equaled his 15 goals.   

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Walter Gabriel Estrella Yah.

Journalist with more than 10 years of experience. Puma UNAM at heart. Fan of the most beautiful sport on the planet. I currently cover Liga MX, MLS, Premier League, Mexican National Team and USMNT. Always attentive to the latest world soccer news.+ info

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