Benzema plays down his UCL goal scoring record
Real Madrid attacker Karim Benzema has played his Champions League goalscoring record after reaching 50 goals against Galatasaray in the 6-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.
He scored a brace against the Turkish side, thereby reaching 50 Champions League goals as he overtook the club legend, Alfredo Di Stefano.
The 31-year-old was often criticized for his selflessness display.
Benzema is behind only Cristiano Ronaldo (105) and Raul (66) for most Champions League goals for Madrid.
The Frenchman overtook club legend Alfredo Di Stefano (49) but played down any talk he deserved the same standing.
“We scored goals, played well and did not concede. It was a real party with the fans,” Benzema said, via the club’s website.
“I am no legend. When I signed for the club I never thought I’d get to this point and I am so happy.
“I try to help the team and be at my best, I want to continue to help. I feel very confident, if I can help my team-mates by talking to them out there, then I will, that is down to my experience in this club