Karim Benzema makes Champions League history after scoring brace against Borussia Moenchengladbach

Karim Benzema makes Champions League history after scoring brace against Borussia Moenchengladbach

- Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid thrashed Borussia Moenchengladbach in Wednesday's Champions League clash

- The goals helped Los Blancos reach the next stage of the competition

- The Frenchman also became the third player to reach 50 goals in the UCL group stages

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Karim Benzema becomes the third ever player after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to score 50 goals in the Champions League group stages.

The Frenchman scored twice in Real Madrid's much-needed 2-0 triumph over Borussia Moenchengladbach at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on Wednesday, December 9.

His goals also ensured Los Blancos avoided crashing out of the top European competition at the group stage as they atop of the table with 10 points after six games.

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The 32-year-old forward scored in the ninth and 31st minutes of their last group against the German side as he hits 51 goals in the UCL group stages.

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Karim Benzema celebrating one of his goals in their Champions League triumph over Borussia Moenchengladbach. Photo by Antonio Villalba/Real Madrid.
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Barcelona legend, Mess, tops the chart with 71 goals followed by Ronaldo who achieved the feat during his reign with Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus.

  • Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 71 goals
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Man United, Real Madrid, Juventus) 67 goals
  • Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid) 51 goals

The France international has now scored eight goals in 14 appearances across competitions for the La Liga champions so far this campaign.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Real Madrid cruise to the next round of the Champions League following a one-sided game against German side Borussia Monchengladbach which ended 2-0.

Los Blancos claimed 10 points from 6 matches to win Group B ahead of Monchengladbach who are also through with 8 points.

The opening goal of the encounter game as early as the 9th minute following a great header from Karim Benzema who latched onto a delightful ball from Vazquez. That goal certainly eased any nerves for Zidane and his side.

The visitors would have equalized in the 25th minute but Plea dunks the ball wide with just the keeper to beat.

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