Real Madrid had a historic Champions League performance after coming from two goals down to defeat Liverpool 5-2 at Anfield on Tuesday, February 21.
While it looked all gloomy for Real Madrid after Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah gave the Reds an electric start with two quickfire goals, Vinicius Junior set in motion a dominant turnaround for Real Madrid which paid off.
Following the win, Real Madrid became the first visiting club to put four goals past Liverpool at Anfield. It was also the second time in this campaign that the Reds conceded at least four times in the Champions League after doing so against Napoli on September 7.
With his brace at Anfield on Tuesday night, Benzema has now scored more goals against Liverpool in European Cup and Champions League history than any other player (6). He entered play level with Didier Drogba for the record. Team-mate Vinicius Junior is now in second place in that category (5).
22-year-old Vinicius has also become the youngest player since Johan Cruyff to score at least twice as a visitor in a European match at Anfield.
Benzema has now scored in 18 consecutive Champions League campaigns, equalling Lionel Messi’s all-time record.
Real Madrid is now the first team to win a Champions League match by three goals after trailing by at least two. The record applies to both home and away fixtures.
Vinicius Junior has also become the second-youngest Madrid player to score in three straight UCL games. Raul was 22 years and 163 days old when he achieved the feat in 1999.