On Wednesday night, Karim Benzema’s hat-trick help Real Madrid 3-1 win against Chelsea at at Stamford Bridge. Having struck three goals within 17 minutes to knock Paris Saint-Germain out of UCL in the previous round, his three goals against Chelsea also came within less than half an hour of each other.
How many goals Benzema scored in Champions League this season?
Hat-tricks in two-consecutive matches, Benzema has already scored 11 goals in the Champions League this season. He is the first French forwad, who has reached double figures in Champions League since Fontaine in 1959.
Although Benzema’s 11 goals set a new French record, the overall Champions League record for most goals in a season is still held by Cristiano Ronaldo.