Monday, December 11, 2017

Benzema´s Champions League scoring rate now better than Ronaldo´s

Karim Benzema now has a better Champions League goalscoring rate than his star Real Madrid team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo.

The striker netted a header in Wednesday’s 3-1 last-16 first-leg victory over Napoli at the Santiago Bernabeu to take his tally in Europe’s elite club competition to 51 – the highest of any French player.

Ronaldo does have a superior total of 95 goals, but his have come at an average of one every 122 minutes, while Benzema has a rate of one every 120.

Only four players in Champions League history have at least 20 goals and a better minutes-per-goal rate than Benzema.

Barcelona star Lionel Messi is on top of the list with one every 99 minutes, followed by Mario Gomez (102), Ruud van Nistelrooy (109) and Filippo Inzaghi (119).

While Benzema has scored only five times in 16 LaLiga matches this season, his strike against Napoli was his fifth in only seven Champions league outings.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, is enduring his worst drought in front of goal in the Champions League, having now gone 523 minutes without finding the net in the competition.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

SoccerNews

Soccernews.com is news blog for soccer with comprehensive coverage of all the major leagues in Europe, as well as MLS in the United States. In addition we offer breaking news for transfers and transfer rumors, ticket sales, betting tips and offers, match previews, and in-depth editorials.

You can follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/soccernews.com or Twitter: @soccernewsfeed.

SHARE OR COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

WE RECOMMEND

Leave a Reply

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
 
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
wpDiscuz
More More
Top