Karim Benzema’s double in between, the first a header, the second a simple finish following a dreadful error from Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, put him on four goals in Champions League semi-finals.
Benzema Levels Messi
Benzema in UCL : 4 Goals in 12 matches
Messi in UCL : 4 Goals in 13 matches
One is having his worst season infront of the Goal. pic.twitter.com/UTioe9uauf
— Abhi ☯️ (@KroosEdition) May 2, 2018
Having previously scored in the 2012/13 defeat to Borussia Dortmund and a year later in the first leg beating of Bayern Munich, it means the Frenchman now has as many strikes in this round as Lionel Messi.
Whereas the Barcelona star has four from 13 games, Benzema managed to reach the tally in just his 12th semi-final appearance.
Zidane praises Benzema after he once again came good in a Champions League semi-final pic.twitter.com/OBS9FHq8NB
— Goal (@goal) May 2, 2018
Messi on the other side last scored in a champions league semi-final in 2014/15. He stole the show as the Blaugrana opened up a 3-0 first-leg lead, also versus Bayern, in 2014/15 and notched twice versus Madrid in 2010/11.
Karim Benzema has now scored 54 career Champions League goals; Cristiano Ronaldo (120) and Lionel Messi (100) are the only active players with more.
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 1, 2018
When you realise that Benzema has levelled with Messi's Champions League semi-final tally. pic.twitter.com/u2ubw2ShiM
— ` (@No_Look_Firmino) May 2, 2018
Ronaldo and Benzema been shit all season apparently but they’ve turned up when it matters while your GOATs Messi and Suarez are at home eating jollof pic.twitter.com/v89QQlkYES
— KB9 (@CapreseBoy) May 1, 2018
When you realize that Benzema scored the same amount of goals in this season Champions League, as Messi 🤨 pic.twitter.com/VQSImgO4Xu
— SJfooty (@SJfooty) May 2, 2018
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) May 2, 2018
So a Benzema masterclass in a UCL semi final is now officially a thing? pic.twitter.com/C5i9ZSb7Ih
— KAZIM (@Bale__07) May 2, 2018