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14 July, Tuesday

Benzema now like Cristiano Ronaldo - Zidane says

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Zinedine Zidane believes Karim Benzema ranks alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in the history of Real Madrid, Eurasia Diary reports citing Marca.

The French striker scored twice in Los Blancos' 6-0 thrashing of Galatasaray on Wednesday to reach the 50-goal mark for the club in the Champions League.

"His numbers speak for themselves," Zidane said of his compatriot.

"Those that like football know he's a quality player.

"He's important for the team, for attacking... he does it very well.

"The only thing that's changed since Cristiano Ronaldo [left for Juventus] is that Karim is more mature.

"He's a father and well... many things have happened lately which are reflected on the pitch."

"I'm very happy for Karim.

"It's true that he's overtaken a legend of this club like Alfredo di Stefano [by scoring his 50th European Cup goal].

"He's now like Cristiano Ronaldo in the history of this club.

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