Karim Benzema: 11th hat-trick scorer at Nous Camp
Karim Benzema became the 11th player in the history to score a hat-trick against Barcelona at Nou Camp. He made it in the 2nd leg of Copa del Rey semifinal (4-0).
The first to do this was Luis Aragonés in 1961, playing then for Oviedo; the second, 2 years later, Ferenc Puskás, who was the only Real Madrid player before Benzema to accomplish such a feat.
The only player who scored a poker at Nou Camp is Milinko Pantić. Curiously, despite his 4 goals, his team (Atlético Madrid) lost the game. Moreover, this is the only case for a team whose player scored 3+ goals at Nou Camp finishing as a lost side.
For Benzema, this is the 2nd match with a hat-trick in 4 days. Now he has 17 goals in all tournaments the current calendar year. He caught up with the world top scorers’ leader Marcus Rashford.
|1||Luis Aragonés||Spain||3||30/04/1961||Oviedo 5-3||NL|
|2||Ferenc Puskás||Spain||3||27/01/1963||Real Madrid 5-1||NL|
|3||Tony Kurbos||Germany||3||03/10/1984||Metz 4-1||CWC|
|4||Manuel Peña||Spain||3||20/12/1987||Valladolid 4-2||NL|
|5||Baltazar||Brazil||3||29/03/1989||Atlético Madrid 3-3||NC|
|6||Francisco Higuera||Spain||3||30/08/1994||Zaragoza 5-4||NSC|
|7||Milinko Pantić||Yugoslavia||4||12/03/1997||Atlético Madrid 4-5||NC|
|8||Andriy Shevchenko||Ukraine||3||05/11/1997||Dynamo Kyiv 4-0||CL|
|9||Diego Forlán||Uruguay||3||22/05/2005||Villarreal 3-3||NL|
|10||Kylian Mbappé||France||3||16/02/2021||PSG 4-1||CL|
|11||Karim Benzema||France||3||05/04/2023||Real Madrid 4-0||NC|
NL, NC, NSC = National League, Cup, SuperCup
CL = Champions’ League
CWC = Cup Winners’ Cup