Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema scored in a 15th consecutive Champions League campaign just 18-year-old Rodrygo netted a hat-trick as they beat Galatasaray 6-0 in a UEFA Champions League game played at the Santiago Bernabeu yesterday.
Benzema became only the second player, after Barcelona’s Lionel Messi,to achieve the feat when he turned in a pass from Rodrygo on the verge of half-time.
That put Real 4-0 up after Rodrygo’s early brace and Sergio Ramos’ penalty had put them in the driving seat.
The youngster Then 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.