Champions League: Benzema shines in Real’s loss to City

It was a crazy confrontation that Benzema made even more crazy, as he set the pace for Real Madrid, to the point of settling in the top scorers list in the Champions League, with 14 goals, and placing himself among the most dangerous contenders for the Golden Ball.

I think first of all about winning the Spanish League and the Champions League. What comes next, we’ll see, I’m really focused on the collective awardss, Benzema immediately evaded the microphone of the French channel Channel +Knowing that his performance speaks for him.

In his 600th match in Real Madrid’s uniform, the French international revived his club, which got lost in the first half hour, by redirecting him with the left foot to Ferland Mendy in the 33rd minute, to reduce the difference in half (2-1). ).

Completely missing the first 20 minutes, Real found themselves two goals behind after 12 minutes of play, something unheard of in their long history in the Champions League.

Since the second minute, Riyad Mahrez wandered on his right wing to perform a transplant in the middle without being attacked and deposited the ball at the head of diving Kevin De Bruyne, who sting the ball despite the presence of Carvajal’s foot a few millimeters from. Forehead (1-0).

Less than ten minutes later, on a cross from the same De Bruyne, David Alaba missed his intervention and Gabriel Jesus only had to open his foot to double the lead (2-0, 11).

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In the 48th minute, Mahrez came back alone again against Thibaut Courtois to see his left winger being pushed back by Phil Foden, who saved Carvajal his immediate recovery on the line.

It was just a delay, 5 minutes ago, Foden, six metres, did not miss the display of Fernandinho (3-1, 53), who replaced John Stones in the 36th minute at right-back where Joao Cancelo, was suspended, injured Kyle Walker in Already missing.

And what about Bernardo Silva’s superb kick in the top corner that left Courtois speechless (4-2, 74).

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However, the Sky Blues will only bring the smallest of advantages in Madrid due to Benzema’s brilliance.

At a dazzling end to the match, the French allowed himself to gently take a penalty in the middle of the net (4-3), which he himself contributed to obtain by forcing Aymeric Laporte to hit the armball.

We had to dare, especially since then KB9 He missed the last two penalty kicks in the Spanish League. This time, the former Leonardo did not shiver, scoring his 85th Champions League goal at the end of the match, putting him in third place in history occupied by Pole Robert Lewandowski (86).

It is mental toughness and equanimity. Goalkeepers watch me and watch me take penalties. There are times when you have to change Benzema commented humbly.

With his brace at the end of the match, Benzema scored 41 goals in 41 matches, the result of a dream season.

In addition to the goals he scored, the Frenchman was the owner of some strokes of genius: the constant pressure on Ruben Dias almost led to an own goal from the Portuguese, and he saved it both through his position and through an outside position. The game (26). Or his perfect position on top of David Alaba, who just missed out on the right side (30th position).

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Admittedly, Real suffered so much, that they found themselves on the ropes in the second half, trailing 4-2 and almost allowing the fifth goal to be scored.

But Benzema continued to blaspheme his people, continued to ask for the ball and dared to make class gestures.

The return match against Manchester City is scheduled, in a week, at the Santiago Bernabeu, his garden, where Real Madrid, with its 13 Champions League championships, can dream of a new final.

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