Karim Benzema becomes 2nd player to score in 16 consecutive UCL seasons

Karim Benzema becomes 2nd player to score in 16 consecutive UCL seasons

- Karim Benzema has written his name again in the record books of the Champions League

- The Real Madrid forward equalled Lionel Messi's goalscoring record in the elite competition

- The 31-year-old is currently on his 11th spell with Los Blancos since joining the club in 2009

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Karim Benzema has equalled Lionel Messi's record in the Champions League following his strike against Borussia Moenchengladbach.

Real Madrid were 0-2 down in the match against the Bundesliga club and it all seems to end in a defeat for Zinedine Zidane's men.

Lilian Thuram scored a fantastic goal in the first half and capitalised on a rebound spilt by Thibaut Courtois in the second.

Karim Benzema becomes 2nd player to score in 16 consecutive CL seasons
Karim Benzema becomes 2nd player to score in 16 consecutive CL seasons. Photo by David S. Bustamante
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Los Blancos woke up from the dead and scored two goals in the final two minutes of the match to save their blushes this season.

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But Benzema's acrobatic effort in the 89th minute saw him become the second player to score in the 16th consecutive season in the elite competition.

The 32-year-old is in his 11th season at the Santiago Bernabeu following his move from Ligue 1 side Lyon in 2009.

The French striker has scored 170 goals in 355 appearances for Los Merengues winning three La Liga trophies and Champions League titles.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Real Madrid left it late during their Champions League fixture against Borussia Mönchengladbach to salvage a 2-2 draw away in Germany.

Madrid came into the match off their impressive El Clasico win over Barcelona in the La Liga and were looking to build on the momentum.

However, the Spanish giants laboured through their tie on Tuesday night, October 27, at Borussia-Park to secure their first point of the Champions League.

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Legit.ng also reported that Lionel Messi's goal against Ferencvaros made him the first player to score in 16 consecutive Champions League campaigns, Goal.

The Barcelona captain was brought down in the penalty box and he took the responsibility in taking the penalty which he converted in the 27th minute of their Group G opener.

Messi is now the second player after Man United legend Ryan Giggs to score in 16 seasons in the elite competition overall.

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