Yohann Tritz with Mélanie Faure 10:44 a.m., May 05, 2022

Karim Benzema delighted Real Madrid supporters on Wednesday night when he scored the third goal for Carlo Ancelotti's side in extra time.

The French international is establishing himself as one of the best football players around, with a record 15 Champions League goals to his name.

Enough to suggest prospects for a Ballon d'Or.

Once again, Karim Benzema will have been decisive.

This Wednesday, Real Madrid faced Manchester City in the Champions League.

A just-in-time match: tied then led by the English for about ten minutes, Carlo Ancelotti's team ended up scoring three goals.

The last is signed by Karim Benzema, in the 95th minute in extra time.

What trigger a scene of jubilation on the ground.

In the stands, Real supporters carry "KB9" more than ever in their hearts - proof with the tifo bearing his effigy brandished before the kick-off of the match.

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Recently crowned Spanish champion with Real Madrid, Karim Benzema is currently the league's top scorer with 26 La Liga goals and 15 Champions League goals to his name.

The striker has scored 10 goals in the Champions League knockout stage this season.

For comparison, Cristiano Ronaldo is the only one to have done so well during the 2016-2017 season.

A new title for Karim Benzema?

Today, he is the leader and leader of Real Madrid - and even from the bench, his teammates feel his strength.

Soon, he could become the second top scorer in Real Madrid history and win another title... with the Ballon d'Or.

Karim Benzema seems more than ever the favorite.

As a reminder, it was Lionel Messi who won it in the previous two seasons.

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