After his hat-trick against Chelsea: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), the crazy stats of a season that makes you dizzy


Let’s start there: while the month of April is just beginning, Karim Benzema is already signing the most prolific campaign of his career. Of his 37 goals scored, 17 have come since the start of the calendar year. In other words, the already impressive cadence of KB9 has become hellish. The proof, over the current calendar year, he is simply the top scorer in Europe, ahead of a certain Robert Lewandowski (15).

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37 goals, 13 assists = Involved in 50 goals this season. Look no further, no other player in Europe can claim to have such a total. If Robert Lewandowski has scored much more than him (45 goals and 4 assists), he remains far from the total of caviars distributed by the Real striker whose influence on the game of his people transpires from this statistic. We will note in passing the presence of… 3 French people in this impressive Top 5. We will also add that only CR7 had achieved this feat at Real over the last decade.


We had to go to the archives to find such a total. On Wednesday, Karim Benzema became the French record holder for goals scored in the Champions League in a season. With his 11 pawns, he finally dethroned Just Fontaine’s record, which was thought to be eternal (10 goals in 1958-59) in the Champion Clubs’ Cup.


Of his 11 goals, 6 have come in the finals. His hat-tricks against PSG and Chelsea have already allowed him to equal Kylian Mbappé as the top French scorer in these cutthroat matches (6 in 2016-17 and 2020-21). Except that Benzema still has four potential matches to improve the mark.

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Lethal. Of these last six shots on target in C1, Benzema has scored… six times. Did you say trust?


They were only three before Benzema joined the brotherhood: only Lionel Messi (2016), Cristiano Ronaldo (2017) and… Luiz Adriano (2014) had managed to chain two hat-tricks in the Champions League. Only the Portuguese did it in the finals, like KB9.

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