The Real Madrid striker was at his absolute peak once again at Stamford Bridge last night, as his hat-trick sealed a 3-1 win.

His two superb headers were backed up with a gift of a third immediately after half-time.

That took his tally to a whopping six goals within less than 90 minutes of Champions League football – and put one Los Blancos foot into the semi-finals.


But after being subbed off for Gareth Bale late on, he did not exchange jerseys with any Blues stars after the full-time whistle.

Benzema did his media duties on the pitch and then spotted close pal and former France team-mate Patrice Evra.

Evra was there on TV punditry duties and was delighted to see the hat-trick hero.


And as Benzema collected the match ball and the man-of-the-match award, he did not return to Madrid with his shirt.

That is because he handed it over to Evra to keep.

Evra shared a photo of the pair holding up the famous white shirt complete with “Benzema 9” behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge.


The former Red Devils and Les Bleus left-back wrote: “Thank you bro – best number 9 in the world. Hala Madrid.”

Incredibly, Benzema had been fasting all day for Ramadan – although may have broken the fast at sunset at 7.47pm, 13 minutes before kick-off.

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