The French Karim Benzema continued his great streak this season – nine goals and seven assists in nine games – with his goal, from a penalty, in the defeat against the Sheriff of Tiraspol (1-2), which made him overcome a legend of the Real Madrid like the Spanish Raúl González Blanco in the list of top scorers in the Champions League (72).
The Frenchman occupies the fourth position in the historical classification led by the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (136) followed by the Argentine Leo Messi (121) -who scored his first goal on Tuesday with the Paris Saint-Germain shirt in the victory against Manchester City (2-0) and the Polish Robert Lewandowski (75).
Benzema has scored in 17 consecutive editions of the ‘Champions’, 12 goals in his beginnings with Olympique de Lyon and 60 with the Real Madrid shirt.
A bitter goal from the Frenchman in the 65th minute of the game as it did not help his team to score against a modest Sheriff who gave the surprise by winning 1-2 at the Santiago Bernabéu. EFE (HN)