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Top 5 Real Madrid players in the Champions League this season

Jidonu Mauyon
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UEFA Champions League'Real Madrid v Juventus FC'
Real Madrid made it to the final of the competition for a third consecutive year this season

The Champions League is the most coveted trophy in Europe. It is the ultimate stage, where the biggest clubs on the continent fight for prestige and superiority. La Liga outfit, Real Madrid are the most successful club in the history of the tournament, winning it a record 12 times.

The Los Blancos have dominated the Champions League since its establishment, winning the first 5 editions of the competition. They have also won 3 of the last 4 editions and became the first team to defend the trophy since the changed format.

The Spanish giants have stabilised their reputation as the most dominant club in the tournament, with their amazing performances this season. Zidane's men have been really impressive, making it to the final of the competition for a third consecutive season. They have been really unstoppable, overpowering several European powerhouses like Bayern Munich, Juventus, and PSG on their way to the final.

While we highlight the achievements of the club in the competition this season, we also need to acknowledge those amazing superstars who have contributed heavily towards the progress of the team. Therefore, let's look at the top 5 Real Madrid players in the tournament this season.


#5 Karim Benzema

Real Madrid vs FC Bayern Munich: UEFA Champions League Semi Final
The striker scored an amazing brace against Bayern to put his team in the final of the competition

Karim Benzema was heavily criticised for his slow start to the season. However, his persistence and determination have influenced his campaign positively, becoming one of the most important players in the Real Madrid squad.

The attacker rose at the most important moment, firing Los Blancos to the final of the tournament with his impressive performances. He made the difference for the Spanish giants, scoring an amazing brace to help the club edge past Bayern Munich in the second leg of their semi-final encounter.

The striker has played important roles in the European progress of the Los Blancos, with 4 goals and 1 assist to his name. He has also been impressive in front of goal, converting 29% of his total 14 shots in the tournament this season. Apart from these records, the Frenchman has also been great with his incredible efforts and amazing teamwork.

All stats via whoscored.com

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Jidonu Mauyon
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Jidonu Mauyon is a football enthusiast from Nigeria, who writes for a lot of publications, including the likes of Sportainment, Cube Soccer, Give Me Sport, FootballXtra, and Sportskeeda. He is a great fan of Lionel Messi and he likes to write about Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool. He also covers a lot of topics relating to the EPL, La Liga, Seria A and the Ligue 1. He has been doing great in the field, helping to intensify the passion for the beautiful game by sharing his opinions with his fellow soccer fans across the globe. His works have earned him recognition, notably claiming the Best Essay Writer award in the 2015 Milo Sports Writing Competition. To him, his followers are his best friends and he would go a long way to ensure that he keeps them refreshed and entertained. You love football and he does too, why not follow him so you can burn the passion together?
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