Benzema closes on Lewandowski’s record in Champions League all-time list of top scorers
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid striker, is close to overtaking Bayern Munich attacker, Robert Lewandowski’s goals record in the all-time list of top scorers in the UEFA Champions League.
Benzema scored a brace during Real Madrid’s Champions League 4-3 defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday.
His brace against Man City took him to 85 goals in his Champions League career, one behind Lewandowski, who occupies the third position on the all-time list.
The match against Manchester City was Benzema’s 140 appearances in his Champions League career so far.
The France international may hope to overtake Lewandowski when Real Madrid host Man City in the return leg next month.
Below is the top five all-time Champions League scorers list:
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) – 140 goals
Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain) – 125 goals
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – 86 goals
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – 85 goals
Raul Gonzalez (Real Madrid legend) – 71 goals