Real Madrid came from two goals down to beat Paris Saint Germain 3-2 in a mouthwatering clash staged at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.

The result saw PSG get eliminated from the competition with Karim Benzema running the show by scoring a hattrick on the night. But while many praised the Frenchman, we look at the stats that were clocked in the match that has everyone talking.

  • Toni Kroos’ pass accuracy is yet to dip below the 90% mark in the seven Champions League matches he’s played in this season – he had 96.2% completion against PSG playing alongside Luka Modric.
  • PSG have now only won one of their last nine Champions League away matches against Spanish opposition – a 4-1 last 16 victory at the Nou Camp in last season’s competition.
  • Benzema has become the oldest player in Champions League history to score a hat-trick. Aged 34 and 80 days. He took over the mantle from his international teammate Oliver Giroud.
  • Benzema’s appearance against PSG was his 500th for the club since he arrived from Lyon in 2009. Roberto Carlos (524) is the only foreign player in Madrid’s history to rack up more.
  • PSG conceded three goals in 16 minutes and 41 seconds, a first in a Champions League match since March 2017, when they lost 6-1 to Barcelona.
  • Mbappe’s first-half goal saw the 23-year-old move third in the all-time list for away goals in the knockout stages of the Champions League (11).
  • Carlo Ancelotti’s progression to the quarter-finals means he’s become the first coach to reach this stage of the competition in four consecutive decades – he’s done so previously with Juventus, AC Milan, and Madrid.
  • Benzema has become the first player to score in 18 successive calendar years in the Champions League (2005-2022) – the France international broke all sorts of records tonight.


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