Thursday , November 7 2019

Real Madrid 6-0 Galatasaray: Karim Benzema matches Lionel Messi streak in win

Rodrygo (left) completed his hat-trick in stoppage time after Benzema’s brace

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema scored in a 15th consecutive Champions League campaign and 18-year-old Rodrygo netted a hat-trick as they beat Galatasaray.

Benzema, 31, became only the second player – after Barcelona’s Lionel Messi – to achieve the feat when he turned in from Rodrygo on the verge of half-time.

That put Real 4-0 up after Rodrygo’s early brace and Sergio Ramos’ penalty.

The youngster completed his treble late on after Benzema’s second, as Real claimed a second straight Group A win.

The Turkish visitors’ defeat ensured they will exit the competition in the group stage, while the Spanish side are second in the group, two points away from qualification.

More to follow.