Karim Benzema scored his team’s third goal from a penalty kick in the 95th minute, bringing his total goals in the 2021/2022 season to 43 goals he scored in 43 games.
According to the “Opta” network, which specializes in football statistics, Benzema has scored 10 goals in the knockout stages of the Champions League this season.
Thus, Benzema becomes the player with the most goals scored, equal to his former teammate at Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo, who did it in the 2016-2017 season.
It is noteworthy that the first-leg match between the two teams at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester ended with Manchester City beating Real Madrid 4-3.
In the playoffs, Benzema scored 10 goals, 3 of which were against Paris Saint-Germain, 4 against Chelsea and 3 others against the Citizens.
As for his total goals in the Champions League, until the return match with Manchester City yesterday, Wednesday, he reached 15 goals, including the top scorer against Shakhtar Donetsk and two goals against Sheriff Tiraspol, in addition to goals in the playoffs.
This season, Benzema scored 43 goals with Real Madrid in 43 matches, one goal per game.