(CNN Spanish) — The fourth top scorer in UEFA Champions League history, Karim Benzema, continues to add to his scoring figures. The 34-year-old footballer is on the lookout for the great football legends in that tournament. The French player is reaping a brilliant championship, especially in the knockout rounds, in which he has managed to score two consecutive hat-tricks. The first in the comeback against PSG and the second in the first leg of the quarter-final at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea. And to this we must add the decisive goal in the second leg against Chelsea to get Real Madrid through to the semi-finals.
In this edition of the Champions League he has scored 12 goals in 8 games played with an average of 1.34 goals per game, according to the UEFA portal. The French player is two goals away from overtaking Lewandoski and is still alive in the competition with at least two more games to play this season. His plethoric state of form suggests that he can manage to surpass him in the current campaign, in which he is already running as one of the favorite candidates for the Ballon d’Or.
Top 5 UEFA Champions League top scorers
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United): 140 goals
- Lionel Messi (PSG): 125 goals
- Robert Lewandoski (Bayern Munich): 85 goals
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid): 83 goals
- Raul Gonzalez (Real Madrid): 71 goals
Karim Benzema’s numbers at Real Madrid
The striker is having the best season of his career, as the numbers show. With seven days to go in the Santander League and the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, Benzema has scored 38 goals and 13 assists in 38 games. His previous best scoring season was in 2007-2008, in which he scored 31 goals for Olympique de Lyon.
Benzema is “a complete striker”, as defined by his own coach, Carlos Ancelotti and Alan Feehely, editor of Football Spain. The Frenchman has established himself as one of the top Real Madrid scorers of all time after scoring 317 goals in 13 seasons and reaching the legends Alfredo Di Stéfano, Ferenc Puskás and Santillana. Only Raúl González (323) and Cristiano Ronaldo (451) surpass him.
The footballer is at his best and can continue to make history. If he continues on the scoring path, Benzema could overtake Raúl González and become the second top merengue scorer. For this, it will be necessary for him to score 6 goals in the remainder of the season.
The star accumulates 28 titles in his record, among which the four Champions League and the three Spanish Leagues stand out. The forward can close his best season with the addition of two new titles: the 21/22 Champions League and the 21/22 Santander League.
Karim is probably the best player in the world. His partner, Nacho Fernández, assures that he is a world player who “I would deserve to win the Ballon d’Or”. The footballer who is having a great performance can close the season with a flourish, becoming LaLiga’s top scorer and with the possibility of raising the highest individual award, the Ballon d’Or.
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