Benzema matches Ronaldo’s Champions League record

Karim Benzema continued his brilliance with Real Madrid, scoring the winning penalty to lead Carlo Ancelotti’s team to the Champions League final on Wednesday night.

The Los Blancos They found themselves staring at disqualification after Riyad Mahrez gave City the lead with less than 20 minutes remaining, but Rodrygo’s late brace changed everything for Madrid.

Benzema then scored a penalty in overtime to secure a place in the May 28 final.

The Frenchman’s goal was his 15th this season, 10 of them had reached the knockout stage.

He became the second player to score double figures in the final stages of the competition, equaling the record of Cristiano Ronaldo that was set during the 2016-2017 season while he was with Real Madrid.

Benzema has a chance to equal Ronaldo’s record for most goals scored in a single season of the Champions League, 17 goals during a season (2013/14), if he managed to score two goals in the final.

The 2022 UEFA Champions League Final will be held at the Parc des Princes in Paris Saint-Germain on May 28.