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Going into the final game, the 13-time European Champions were in danger of crashing into the Europa League after a disappointing group stage campaign thus far.
The outcome of an incredibly tight group hinged on their game against Borussia Monchengladbach but it was their talisman Benzema who stepped up to the mark with two superb headers in the first half.
The Frenchman basically scored the same header twice as he got on the end of two crosses supplied from the right flank by Lucas Vazquez and Rodrygo Goes.
You won't find a more underrated striker in world football. Benzema has now scored 51 goals in the Champions League group stages, with only Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi managing more than the former Lyon man.
What's more, he's now reached 350 goals in his professional career - a sublime tally for one of the very best forwards of this generation.
Since Ronaldo made the switch to Juventus, Benzema has come into his own as the focal point in Real's attack. With Ronaldo by his side, he had to play a supporting role.
"With Cristiano I changed my style, I played for him," he said on Movistar + program Universo Valdano.
"I had someone who did double or triple my goals and I had to adapt.
"I thought it wouldn't cost me anything, I just had to change my way of playing and pass it on to him more.
"I put my goal scoring aside."
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