Karim Benzema UCL Knockout Stats: The man that took over from Cristiano in Madrid

The Frenchman is aging like a fine wine in Europe’s premier competition.
Benzema scores his 33rd UCL knockout goal as Real Madrid beat Liverpool to reach the quarter finals. (Image- ESPN)
Benzema scores his 33rd UCL knockout goal as Real Madrid beat Liverpool to reach the quarter finals. (Image- ESPN)

Karim Benzema UCL knockout stats have been off the charts since Cristiano Ronaldo left the Spanish capital. It's like he took it personally to get Real Madrid more UCL trophies post Ronaldo's departure.

Real Madrid has already won the UCL in the 2021/22 season, the first Champions League trophy since Ronaldo's departure. Everyone thought Real Madrid would flounder after one of the greatest player's departure but Karim Benzema took the responsibility to keep the Los Blancos at the top of Europe's premier competition.

Benzema is also a five times UEFA Champions League winner (Image- Getty Images)

Now Karim Benzema scored total three goals over two legs in the Round of 16 tie against Liverpool in 2022/23 season on course to back-to-back Champions League trophies.

Being one of the most prolific scorers in Champions League history, total Karim Benzema UCL Stats show us that he has scored in 64 Champions League games, scoring 89 goals (Fourth highest goalscorer in Champions League history).

Now 34, Benzema scored for Lyon on his Champions League debut – in a 2-1 group stage win against Rosenborg on 6 December 2005. He left France for Madrid in 2009 (the same summer that Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Los Blancos).

Karim Benzema UCL knockout stats show us that he has scored 33 goals only behind Messi (49) and Ronaldo (67).

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