Once again Karim Benzema was with him Hat-trick in Real’s 3-1 victory over Chelsea He stole the show in the Champions League quarter-final first leg.
But it was also a special match for David Alaba. The ÖFB striker played his 100th Champions League match at Stamford Bridge in London. He is the first Austrian to receive this magic sign.
Alaba ascends to the illustrious circle with the “100er”: before he turned 29, only 44 kickers crossed this mark in the Champions League. The record player is Cristiano Ronaldo with 183 matches, followed by Iker Casillas (177) and Lionel Messi (156).
Record belongs to Alaba alone since Wednesday. The win against Chelsea was his 70th win in 100 first-team games – a better rate than any other player.
Alaba chanted about Benzema: “Crazy!”
At the end of the day, Alaba was not asked about his anniversary or his record in post-match interviews, but about his teammate Benzema.
Born in Vienna, he said, “Crazy. It’s unbelievable how he’s performing this season and in previous years, but especially this season. After I got here, I see him working so hard to be successful. He lives for it, every day. I see him hungry.” Very, he wants to be successful and win every game. He is very important to us and I am very happy to have him in our team.”
Overall, appearing in London has been one of the royal family’s best shows this season. “We were very focused from the first minute, we were very hungry and well prepared. We have to continue like this, the season is not over yet,” says Alaba.
“Obviously we are very happy with this match and this result. It was very important to set an example. But we know that everything happens very quickly in football. We have to keep our focus, it’s not over yet.”
Video: David Alaba special camouflage kickers
Text source: © LAOLA1.at
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