Actual Madrid captain Karim Benzema has joined former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo on the listing of gamers to have made 150 UEFA Champions League appearances.
Benzema has been chosen in Los Merengues’ Champions League quarterfinal second leg with Chelsea on Tuesday (April 18). That can take his tally of appearances within the competitors to 150 video games.
He is joined by some illustrious firm on the listing with Actual Madrid icon Cristiano Ronaldo main the way in which with 183 appearances. One other Los Blancos legend, Iker Casillas, is second on 177 appearances.
PSG attacker Lionel Messi sits third with 163 appearances, whereas Barcelona nice Xavi is fourth with 151. Benzema can have the chance to eclipse the latter if Madrid advance previous Chelsea and into the final 4.
Carlo Ancelotti’s facet are in pole place to progress to the semifinals. They maintain a 2-0 lead on combination heading into the second-leg conflict with the Blues. Benzema scored the opener in that win.
The Frenchman impressed Actual Madrid to UEFA Champions League glory final season. He bagged a outstanding 15 targets in 12 video games as Los Blancos received the competitors for a record-extending14th time.
He hasn’t fairly adopted swimsuit this season amid harm points however has a good tally of 4 targets in seven video games. The French striker might be keen so as to add to that towards a beleaguered Chelsea facet. Benzema sits fourth within the all-time main goalscorers within the Champions League with 90 targets.
Cristiano Ronaldo selects Actual Madrid’s Karim Benzema in his all-time XI
Cristiano Ronaldo has chosen Karim Benzema in a workforce made up of his former teammates. The Frenchman is in assault and is one in every of seven previous and current Actual Madrid gamers to make the hypothetical workforce.
The Portuguese icon and Benzema solid a formidable partnership throughout their time collectively on the Santiago Bernabeu. They received the UEFA Champions League 4 instances, together with three consecutive seasons.
Benzema’s place in Ronaldo’s XI is merited, as he bagged 415 purpose contributions in 787 video games for Los Merengues. He is joined by his former Madrid teammate Gareth Bale and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney in assault.
In the meantime, Los Blancos duo Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are partnered in midfield with Purple Devils hero Paul Scholes. Ronaldo’s former Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini, United icon Rio Ferdinand and Madrid legends Sergio Ramos and Marcelo are chosen in defence. Casillas has been chosen by his former Los Merengues teammate in purpose.