UEFA CL: Benzema single-handedly send pulled the LaLiga side into the quarter-finalsMarch 10, 2022
Real Madrid captain, Karim Benzema has become the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League.
Benzema single-handedly pulled the LaLiga side into the quarter-finals, scoring all the goals as they beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Madrid qualified with a 3-2 aggregate after losing 1-0 at the Parc des Princes.
At the age of 34 years and 80 days, Benzema is now the oldest player to ever score a hat-trick in the Champions League.
The record was previously held by Olivier Giroud and Benzema has now pipped the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Benzema’s total tally in the competition now stands at 76 goals, placing him fourth in the all-time list, behind Ronaldo, Messi and Robert Lewandowski.