Karim Benzema has targeted more goals as Cristiano Ronaldo’s UEFA Champions League goal-scoring record is in jeopardy when Real Madrid host Manchester City in the second leg of their semi-final at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday night.
The 34-year-old French striker has been in sensational form after scoring 14 times in 10 Champions League outings with nine have come in the knockout rounds.
Benzema scored back-to-back hat-tricks against Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea before his brace at Etihad Stadium last week.
The former Lyon man has been tipped for this year’s Ballon d’Or find the back of the net once in Wednesday’s second leg, he will equal Ronaldo’s record of 10 goals in the knockout rounds.
Benzema should scores twice against Manchester City he will dethrone Manchester United number seven as the outright record holder in the Champions League season.
Benzema often played second fiddle as Ronaldo stole the headlight during their time in the Spanish capital together,
But the Frenchman has staked his claim as one of the world’s best center-forwards this season after scoring 40 goals in all competitions this term.