Despite the defeat conceded by Real Madrid against Sheriff Tiraspol (1-2), Karim Benzema is still a little more in the annals of football. Thierry Henry had better watch out …
the Real Madrid fell from high in front of Sheriff Tiraspol. Strong leaders of La Liga and winners on the lawn of theInter Milan when they entered the Champions League, the Merengue have indeed conceded against the champion of Moldova their first defeat of the season. Surprised for the first time shortly after half an hour of play, the Madrilenians may have equalized in the heart of the second period, the Sheriff found the resources to win in extremis (2-1) and clinch the most beautiful victory of his history.
Conversely, Real has been left to concede one of its worst defeats in the Champions League. Karim Benzema also had the mask when leaving the lawn of Santiago Bernabeu. Author of the goal of equalization, the French has yet a little more careful with his statistics. And not only because with now 72 goals on the clock in the Champions League, he has become the competition’s fourth top scorer, only ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski.
Six goals behind Thierry Henry
Thanks to this goal scored against the champion of Moldova, the former Lyonnais also became the first player to score in 17 consecutive seasons in the Champions League, imitated a few minutes later by Lionel Messi. The tricolor international has also now scored against 34 different teams in La Liga and only two players have done better: Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who have some 36 victims in their hunting roster.
Above all, Karim Benzema also became, on Tuesday, the second best French club scorer. Now with 354 goals with Olympique Lyonnais and Real Madrid, he has indeed joined Roger Courtois in the annals of French football. And KB9 can now aim higher since Thierry Henry, the most prolific French striker in history, posts 360 club goals …
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