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Arsenal legend Thierry Henry’s long-standing France record was finally broken after Karim Benzema’s double for Real Madrid

KARIM BENZEMA broke Thierry Henry’s French record after scoring a double for Real Madrid on Monday night.

the 34 years old scored a brace in the second half Spanish giants 10 points clear at the top of the LaLiga table.

Benzema is now the all-time French goalscorer

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Benzema is now the all-time French goalscorerPhoto credit: Getty
Henry will go down in history as one of the greatest French players of all time

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Henry will go down in history as one of the greatest French players of all timePhoto credit: Reuters

The goals were the 412th and 413th of Benzema’s career for club and country.

That puts him past the tally of 411 set by French legend Henry between 1994 and 2014.

Benzema will undoubtedly go down in history as one of the greatest strikers of all time.

He is currently fourth in the list of all-time Champions League goalscorers with 79 – just below Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski.

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And he’s cementing his legacy with a sensational season for Madrid.

He has already scored 32 goals in 34 appearances for them in all competitions.

This includes a Hat-trick last week against Paris Saint-Germain which took his team to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

And his compatriot Henry was stunned as he made some pundits on the game As Micah Richards admitted, he had only just been won over by Benzema’s quality.

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Richards said, “But now he’s convinced me.”

Henry replied, “Just now?”

Richards continued, “Lately, the last six months. He’s convinced he’s up there with Harry Kane and Robert Lewandowski.”

A shocked Henry added: “Wow. Just tonight?!”

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