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Benzema The Hero As Real Madrid Come From Behind To Stun PSG

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Benzema The Hero As Real Madrid Come From Behind To Stun PSG

Benzema The Hero As Real Madrid Come From Behind To Stun PSG.

In one of the most amazing knockout games in Champions League history, Karim Benzema’s hat-trick in the second half turned the tie against Paris St-Germain on its head.

In the first half, PSG were a class above the rest, with Kylian Mbappe scoring once and looking like he may have had another if it hadn’t been for a little offside.

With a two-goal aggregate advantage, the tie appeared to be over, and PSG continued to play normal football, with Mbappe scoring another goal, which included a fantastic dummy that was disallowed.

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Then, thanks to a blunder by Gianluigi Donnarumma, Benzema was able to push his clearing to Vinicius Jr, who pulled the ball back for the number nine’s first goal.

After a fantastic through pass from Modric, Benzema levelled in the 77th minute with a shot slightly deflected off Marquinhos, and then, amazingly, the winner came immediately from the kick off.

Although Vinicius Jr was dispossessed by Marquinhos’ challenge, the ball went straight to the French striker, who blasted home first time for a hat-trick in 16 minutes.

Real Madrid has had more iconic nights in the European Cup than any other club, but this must be right up there if you exclude the 13 nights that finished with them hoisting the famed cup.

The repercussions of this night will be felt for months by PSG.

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