Real Madrid talisman Karim Benzema has closed the gap on club legend Raul Gonzalez on the Champions League overall scoring chart after his goal against Italian Serie A team Atalanta in the second leg of the round of 16 tie between the two clubs. Karim Benzema was on target for Real Madrid in the 3-1 home win over Atalanta on Tuesday night as the Spanish team sealed a quarterfinal place with a 4-1 aggregate victory after they had won the away leg 1-0 over 10-man Atalanta courtesy the late goal from French left-back Ferland Mendy.
Sergio Ramos was the recipient of the second Real Madrid goal on the hour mark from the penalty spot after Atalanta defender Rafael Toloi brought down the impressive Vinicius Jr. in the box. Luis Muriel pulled one back for Atalanta in the last seven minutes from a free-kick before substitute Marco Asensio restored the two-goal lead for Real Madrid with his goal immediately after the Luis Muriel strike. Real Madrid were able to preserve the 3-1 scoreline for the rest of the game thereby sealing a 4-1 win on aggregate.