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Chasing Legends: Benzema Closing the Gap on Ronaldo and Messi

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Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema played the hero in his team’s 1-0 win against Liverpool on Wednesday night in the second leg of the Champions League final at the Santiago Bernabéu citadel.

Benzema scored the only goal of the match in the 78th minute.

According to the statistics network Opta, Benzema has achieved his 33rd goal in the Champions League playoffs.

Benzema became the third scorer in the playoffs after Lionel Messi (49 goals) and Cristiano Ronaldo (67 goals).

33 – Top scorers of knockout stages in @Champions League:

67 – Cristiano Ronaldo ????????
49 – Lionel Messi ????????
33 – Karim Benzema ????????
30 – Robert Lewandowski ????????
26 – Thomas Muller ????????

Karim.#RMALIV#Championshippic.twitter.com/r4ZzY8OIh3

— OptaJose (@OptaJose) March 15, 2023

Al-Merenji advanced to the quarter-finals with this win, 6-2 on aggregate.

Real Madrid won the first leg at Anfield 5-2.

Source: twitter/OptaJose

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