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Benzema plays down his UCL goal scoring record

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 07/11/2019

Real Madrid attacker Karim Benzema has played his Champions League goalscoring record after reaching 50 goals against Galatasaray in the 6-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

He scored a brace against the Turkish side, thereby reaching 50 Champions League goals as he overtook the club legend, Alfredo Di Stefano.

The 31-year-old was often criticized for his selflessness display.

Benzema is behind only Cristiano Ronaldo (105) and Raul (66) for most Champions League goals for Madrid.

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The Frenchman overtook club legend Alfredo Di Stefano (49) but played down any talk he deserved the same standing.

"We scored goals, played well and did not concede. It was a real party with the fans," Benzema said, via the club's website.

"I am no legend. When I signed for the club I never thought I'd get to this point and I am so happy.

"I try to help the team and be at my best, I want to continue to help. I feel very confident, if I can help my team-mates by talking to them out there, then I will, that is down to my experience in this club
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