Only four players have scored back-to-back hat-tricks in Champions League history, and Karim Benzema has joined that illustrious quartet.
Having single-handedly eliminated PSG from the 2021/22 Champions League last-16, with a mini-remontada at the Bernabeu, the crack-shot Frenchman repeated his feat in London, claiming the match ball against Chelsea in the first leg of Real Madrid’s quarter-final clash.
His back-to-back hat-trick makes him only the second player in the competition’s history to do so in the knockouts, with the other being the Champions League’s greatest-ever goalscorer, Cristiano Ronaldo. Esteemed company.
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In fact, that hat-trick at the Bridge was the 147th in the competition’s history. So, can you name all of them? Hats off if you can get every single one…