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Real Madrid first team surpasses 1,000 goals in Champions League

10:56, 04 November 2021
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Spanish football club Real Madrid became the first that surpassed the landmark of 1,000 goals scored in the Champions League in history.


Karim Benzema netted two shots against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday evening bringing his team to victory in a match that ended up with an overall score of 2-1. 

The first goal by the French striker was scored as early as 14 minutes of the match at Santiago Bernabeu and in the second half, Benzema struck the second. Thus Benzema now has his record of 75 goals in the Champions League whilst Real Madrid legend Raul, who played for the club from 1994 to 2010, has 66.

A player who scored for Shakhtar Donetsk was Fernando, 39 minutes of the match.

The team which is the closest to reach 1,000 goals in Champions League, except Real Madrid, is Bayern Munich having 768 goals in its record while Barcelona is currently in third place with 655 goals netted in the league.

Real Madrid, having won 13 UEFA Champions League titles, has had its numerous prominent goal scorers in the tournament. One of them is Christiano Ronaldo who netted 105 goals for the team in the league.