Karim Benzema of Real Madrid made history on Wednesday by scoring a hat-trick in his team’s 3-1 Champions League quarter-final triumph over Chelsea.
Benzema’s three goals helped Real Madrid overcome Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
According to OptaJean, Benzema’s strikes against Chelsea make him the first French player in Champions League history to score ten goals or more in a single season.
Karim Benzema is also the first French player to achieve this feat in the European Cup since Just Fontaine in 1958/59. (also 10).
Meanwhile, Real Madrid has a first-leg edge against Chelsea ahead of the second game next week.
Benzema will now look to lead Real Madrid to victory in a LaLiga match against Getafe this weekend.