Real Madrid striker, Karim Benzema has made Champions League history after the Spanish giants defeated Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Benzema is now the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League match.
The Frenchman single-handedly pulled the LaLiga side into the quarter-finals, scoring all the goals as they beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1.
Madrid qualified with a 3-2 aggregate after losing 1-0 at the Parc des Princes.
At the age of 34 years and 80 days, Benzema is now the oldest player to ever score a hat-trick in the Champions League.
The record was previously held by Olivier Giroud and Benzema has now pipped the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Benzema’s total tally in the competition now stands at 76 goals, placing him fourth in the all-time list, behind Ronaldo, Messi and Robert Lewandowski.
Kylian Mbappe’s first-half goal had given PSG a deserved two-goal aggregate lead and looked to have put Mauricio Pochettino’s side well on course for the last eight.
However, a mistake by PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma proved the catalyst for a dramatic recovery with Benzema turning home after the Italian dawdled in possession.
Luka Modric’s driving run and intricate pass made Benzema’s second as he levelled the tie against a clearly panicked PSG, and as the visitors attempted to regroup the 34-year-old drove a low effort into the bottom right corner seconds after the restart to settle the tie.