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UCL: Benzema's Hattrick Spurs Real Madrid Past-Star Studded PSG Into Quarterfinals

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Oladimeji Balogun
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French forward Karim Benzema scored a second-half hattrick to infuse life into Santiago Bernabeu as Real Madrid pulled a comeback win over star-studded Paris Saint-Germain to progress into the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

Coming off the back of a 1-0 loss in the Ligue 1 to Nice, PSG looked more effective early on than Madrid who enjoyed a 4-1 victory over Real Sociedad.

The game was sparked into life by pacey Kylian Mbappe after he scored in the second leg to give PSG a 2-0 aggregate win over 13-time champions Real Madrid.

On a counter-attack, Neymar found Mbappe as he raced into the 18-yard box and with a little drop of his shoulder, placed the ball into the left-hand corner past Thibaut Courtois.

With his solo goal in France, PSG look to book a spot in the quarterfinals of the competition.

Until the 60th minute when Gianluigi Donnarumma's howler at the post when pressed on by Benzema dropped into Vinicius's legs and a cut back to the Frenchman was buried into the net.

The Santiago Bernabeu was resurrected.

After another 15 minutes of play, Madrid level the tie on aggregate and took the lead on the night with a sleek pass from Luka Modric finding Benzema onside. 

Benzema slammed the ball past Marquinhos's stretched legs into the net, Donnarumma no chance!

From that point onward, PSG stood chance as they became cagey and continued losing possession cheaply to Madrid.

Real Madrid sealed their place in the quarterfinals after 2 minutes with Vinicius leading the charge but could not get past Marquinhos but fell kindly to incoming Benzema, with the outside foot, he sent a low ball into the net. 

Game, set, match.

Real Madrid joined Manchester City to qualify for the 2021-22 UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.

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Oladimeji Balogun
Oladimeji Balogun

Oladimeji Balogun is a graduate of the University of Ilorin where he studied Microbiology, he is a w...

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UEFA Champions League 2021/2022 TABLE

UEFA Champions League
No Teams P Pts
1 Liverpool 13 28
2 Atletico Madrid 9 11
3 FC Porto 6 5
4 AC Milan 6 4
No Teams P Pts
1 AFC Ajax 7 18
2 Sporting CP 6 9
3 Borussia Dortmund 6 9
4 Besiktas 6 0
No Teams P Pts
1 Real Madrid 11 24
2 Inter Milan 6 10
3 Sheriff FC 6 7
4 Shakhtar Donetsk 6 2
No Teams P Pts
1 Bayern Munich 8 19
2 Benfica 11 12
3 Barcelona 6 7
4 FC Dynamo Kyiv 6 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Villarreal 16 17
2 Manchester United 7 11
3 Atalanta 6 6
4 Young Boys 6 5
No Teams P Pts
1 Lille OSC 11 11
2 FC Red Bull Salzburg 6 10
3 Sevilla 6 6
4 VfL Wolfsburg 6 5
No Teams P Pts
1 Chelsea 13 19
2 Juventus 12 15
3 F.C. Zenit Saint Petersburg 6 5
4 Malmo FF 6 1
Full Table

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Lionel Messi
Lionel
Messi
AR Argentina
  • HEIGHT

    169cm

  • WEIGHT

    72kg

  • AGE

    35

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian
Mbappe
FR France
  • HEIGHT

    178cm

  • WEIGHT

    73kg

  • AGE

    23

SPORTS SPOTLIGHT

Real Madrid
Real Madrid

Real Madrid Club de Fútbol (meaning Royal Madrid Football Club), commonly referred to as Real Madrid, is a Spanish professional football...

Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain Football Club commonly referred to as Paris Saint-Germain, Paris SG, or simply Paris or PSG, are a French profes...

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