Actual Madrid have grow to be the primary membership to attain 1,000 targets within the historical past of the European Cup and Champions League due to Karim Benzema’s opener towards Shakthar Donetsk.
Actual have been on 999 targets in Europe’s premier membership competitors previous to the go to of the Ukrainian facet to the Bernabeu. Benzema struck simply 14 minutes into the competition for Los Blancos to realize the big milestone, the 74th Champions League purpose of his personal profession.
The purpose got here when Vinicius Junior stole the ball in Shakhtar’s penalty are and fed Benzema for a simple tap-in just some yards out.
Real are synonymous with the European Cup and Champions League greater than every other membership.
They gained the primary 5 in a row following its launch within the autumn of 1955, with a legendary facet that includes the likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Ferenc Puskas and Paco Gento.
Actual additionally lifted additional trophies in 1966, 1998, 2000 and 2002, the latter secured by an iconic volley from Zinedine Zidane at Hampden Park.
The elusive Decima ultimately got here in 2014 below the steering of Carlo Ancelotti, with Actual crushing metropolis rivals Atletico in extra-time.
Actual have been once more European champions in 2016, happening to grow to be the primary and nonetheless solely membership within the Champions League period to retain the title after they gained it once more in 2017. That turned a hat-trick of titles in 2018, the primary European Cup ‘three-peat’ since Bayern Munich within the Nineteen Seventies.