Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema joins Raul and Lionel Messi as the third player to score in 14 consecutive Champions League campaigns following goal against Viktoria Plzen
- Karim Benzema has now scored in 14 Champions League campaigns in-a-row
- He joined ex-Real Madrid forward Raul and Lionel Messi in achieving the record
- The Real Madrid striker opened the scoring in the 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen
- He scored his first Champions League goal for Lyon against Rosenborg in 2005
Karim Benzema joined esteemed company on Tuesday night when he became only the third player to score in 14 consecutive Champions League campaigns.
The Real Madrid striker opened the scoring as the Spanish giants narrowly edged past Czech side Viktoria Plzen 2-1 at the Bernabeu in G.
In doing so, Benzema became only the third player of all time to score in 14 European campaigns in-a-row alongside former Real hitman Raul and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.
Karim Benzema became the third player to score in 14 Champions League campaigns in-a-row
The Real Madrid striker opened the scoring in the 2-1 win over Viktoria Plzen at the Bernabeu
Benzema opened his account in the continental competition with former club Lyon. In the 2005/06 season, the attacker scored the opening goal in a 2-1 victory over Rosenborg.
After three more seasons in France, Benzema left for the Spanish capital in the summer of 2009 and continued his Champions League success.
In the 2011/2012 campaign, Benzema produced his most productive season for Los Blancos when he netted seven times in 11 appearances.
He has averaged five goals in each of the past six European campaigns and won the trophy four times at the Bernabeu.
He scored his first Champions League goal for former club Lyon against Rosenborg in 2005
He has averaged five goals in each of the past six campaigns and won the trophy four times
Lionel Messi took his tally to 14 consecutive seasons when he scored a hat-trick against Dutch side PSV Eindhoven earlier in this season’s competition.
The Argentine forward has established himself as one of football’s greatest-ever players and has scored 105 goals in 127 Champions League games.
The first player to score fourteen seasons in a row was Raul. The Spanish legend netted 72 times in 142 Champions League appearances, winning the title three times.