Author of a 71st goal with Real Madrid against Chelsea, the Frenchman joined Raul at the foot of the podium for the competition’s top scorers.
Karim Benzema, author of his sixth goal this season in the Champions League against Chelsea (1-1), has joined a legend of Real Madrid, Raul, in the ranking of historical scorers of the competition. In addition to allowing the club merengue to equalize, the superb volley executed by the French striker allowed Karim Benzema to become the fourth highest scorer in the history of the Champions League (since 1992/1993) in a tie with Raul (71 units).
“KB9” is only two lengths from the podium and the Polish Robert Lewandoswki (73 goals), eliminated from the competition with Bayern. Like Cristiano Ronaldo (1st, 134) and Lionel Messi (2nd, 120), them unattainable. In front of him, Chelsea striker Timo Werner signed his fourth goal in C1 this season, the first in the knockout phase, after that against Krasnodar and his double against Rennes in the group stage.
Ranking of the scorers after the first semi-final first leg on Tuesday:
10 goals: Haaland (Dortmund)
8 goals: Mbappé (Paris SG)
6 goals: Álvaro Morata (Juventus Turin), En-Nesyri (Sevilla), Giroud (Chelsea), Neymar (Paris SG), Rashford (Manchester United), Salah (Liverpool), Benzema (Real Madrid)
5 goals: Berisha (RB Salzburg), Immobile (Lazio Rome), Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Messi (Barcelona), Oliveira (Porto), Plea (Mönchengladbach)
4 goals: Chiesa (Juventus Turin), Choupo Moting (Bayern Munich), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus Turin), B. Fernandes (Manchester United), Jota (Liverpool), Lukaku (Inter Milan), Torres (Manchester City), Werner ( Chelsea)
3 goals: Angeliño (RB Leipzig), Braithwaite (Barcelona), Coman (Bayern Munich), Correa (Lazio Rome), O. Dembélé (Barcelona), Félix (Atlético Madrid), Foden (Manchester City), Gündogan (Manchester City) , Kahveci (Basaksehir), Kean (Paris SG), Mané (Liverpool), An. Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Muriel (Atalanta Bergame), Sané (Bayern Munich), Vanaken (Club Bruges), Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid), Zapata (Atalanta Bergamo)
Top scorers in the Champions League since 1992/93 (preliminary rounds excluded):
1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus Turin) 134 goals
2. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) 120
3. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) 73
4. Raul 71
. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 71
6. Ruud van Nistelrooy 56
7. Thierry Henry 50
8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (AC Milan) 48
. Andrei Shevchenko 48
. Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich) 48