Manchester City beat Real Madrid in the first semi-final of the Champions League. This match was Karim Benzema’s 600th for the Spanish club, the Frenchman celebrated the anniversary with two goals
Karim Benzema (Photo: Global Look Press)
English Manchester City began the confrontation with Real Madrid in the semifinals of the Champions League with a victory at home. The match, held on Tuesday in Manchester, ended with the score 4:3 in favor of the hosts.
For the winners, the goals were scored by Kevin De Bruyne (minute 2), Gabriel Jesus (11), Philip Foden (53) and Bernardo Silva (74). At Real Madrid, Karim Benzema (33 and 81), who scored the second penalty goal, scored a brace, and Vinicius Júnior (55) also scored.
Benzema reaches 600 games with Real Madrid
The French striker already has 14 goals in the current Champions League draw and tops the list of top scorers in the tournament, surpassing Bayern’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski (13). Benzema also scored his 40th goal this season, which has so far only been achieved by Lewandowski.
Benzema played his 600th match for Real Madrid on Tuesday, becoming the first foreign player in the club’s history to reach that mark.
Manchester City advanced to the Champions League semi-finals against Real Madrid
With 85 goals in the Champions League, Benzema is just one goal behind Lewandowski, who is third in the list of top scorers in the history of the main European Cup. Above are Cristiano Ronaldo (140 goals) and Lionel Messi (125).
The second leg of the clash will take place in Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu on May 4.
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