Real Madrid becomes first team to score 1,000 Champions League goals

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(CNN)Real Madrid became the archetypal squad successful Champions League/European Cup past to people 1,000 goals.

Karim Benzema coolly slotted location from adjacent scope successful the 14th infinitesimal to springiness the Spanish giants the pb against Shakhtar Donetsk astatine the Santiago Bernabeu connected Wednesday evening. He added different successful the 2nd half.

The Frenchman's extremity besides brought up the landmark goalscoring feat for Real Madrid, becoming the archetypal squad to scope the 1,000-goal mark.

    German giants Bayern Munich are successful 2nd position, with 768 goals portion Real's rivals Barcelona is successful 3rd presumption with 655 goals.

      The nine has had immoderate prolific extremity scorers implicit the years, nary much truthful than Cristiano Ronaldo who, during his 9 seasons successful Madrid, became the starring scorer successful the tournament's history, including the 105 goals helium scored for Real Madrid.

      Benzema's 2 goals connected Wednesday were his 74th and 75th Champions League goals, portion nine fable Raul has 66.

      The European Cup was introduced successful 1955, earlier it was rebranded to the Champions League successful 1992.

      Benzema (left) celebrates with Vinicius Junior aft  scoring his team's 2nd  goal.

      Real Madrid has won the contention a grounds 13 times, including 3 times successful a enactment betwixt 2015 and 2018.

        The nine won the inaugural variation of the European Cup successful 1955-56, arsenic good arsenic the pursuing 4 editions earlier being knocked retired by Barcelona successful the archetypal circular successful 1960.

        Benzema's goals proved decisive connected Wednesday arsenic Real bushed Shakhtar 2-1 to support its propulsion to suffice for the adjacent circular of the Champions League.

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