August 1, 2021

Karim Benzema plays down milestone of reaching 50 goals in Champions League for Real Madrid

Karim Benzema has insisted he is ‘no legend’ after reaching the 50-goal milestone for Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The French striker scored a brace for the Spanish giants as they thrashed Galatasaray 6-0 on Wednesday at the Bernabeu in the Champions League.

Benzema is now behind only Cristiano Ronaldo (105) and Raul (66) in terms of scoring the most Champions League goals for Madrid.

But speaking after the match, Benzema – who surpassed club legend Alfredo Di Stefano (49) on Wednesday – played down his milestone.

The 31-year-old told Madrid’s official website: ‘I am no legend. When I signed for the club I never thought I’d get to this point and I am so happy.

‘I try to help the team and be at my best, I want to continue to help. I feel very confident, if I can help my team-mates by talking to them out there, then I will, that is down to my experience in this club.’

 

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