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Karim Benzema plays down milestone of reaching 50 goals in Champions League for Real Madrid 

‘I am no legend’: Karim Benzema plays down milestone of reaching 50 goals in Champions League for Real Madrid

  • Karim Benzema scored twice as Real Madrid thrashed Galatasaray 6-0 in Europe
  • He has now reached the 50-goal milestone in the Champions League for Madrid 
  • But after the game, the 31-year-old Frenchman played down the milestone 

Karim Benzema has insisted he is ‘no legend’ after reaching the 50-goal milestone for Real Madrid in the Champions League.

The French striker scored a brace for the Spanish giants as they thrashed Galatasaray 6-0 on Wednesday at the Bernabeu in the Champions League.

Benzema is now behind only Cristiano Ronaldo (105) and Raul (66) in terms of scoring the most Champions League goals for Madrid.

Karim Benzema struck his 50th Champions League goal for Real Madrid on Wednesday night

But speaking after the match, Benzema – who surpassed club legend Alfredo Di Stefano (49) on Wednesday – played down his milestone. 

The 31-year-old told Madrid’s official 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.’

After reaching the milestone, the French striker insisted he is 'no legend' of the Spanish giants

After reaching the milestone, the French striker insisted he is ‘no legend’ of the Spanish giants

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