Champions: Benzema crashes Psg, Real flies to the quarterfinals – Football

Real Madrid won the quarter-finals of the Champions League by beating Psg (1-0) in a comeback 3-1 (0-1) at the Bernabeu. Mbappé scored in 39 for the French ‘. In the second half Benzema is unleashed with a hat-trick (61 ‘, 76’ and 78 ‘) The French had won the first leg in Paris 1-0 but it was not enough. The chronicle

Manchester City also qualified for the quarterfinals after a 0-0 draw with Sporting Lisbon. The English had mortgaged the passage of the round in the first leg with an overwhelming 5-0 in Portugal The chronicle

Real comeback – An exciting and lightning-fast hat-trick by Benzema launches Real Madrid into the quarter-finals, who seemed done for after the first half. It ends 3-1 at the Bernabeu for Carlo Ancelotti’s team that in the first half goes under 0-1 thanks to a pearl of Mbappé who deceives the PSG which, however, is not enough to win the measure of the first leg. After the first 45 ‘dominated, Messi and his teammates give in with a crash in the second half. As expected on the eve it is Valverde who replaces Casemiro in midfield, directing the keys of the median to Kroos. In defense, on the left out space to Nacho. No surprise even in Paris, Mbappé recovers and completes the trident with Messi and Neymar. In defense, Hakimi plays on the right, while in the center Kimpembe will play alongside Marquinhos. And Mbappé himself in the first 45 ‘is the decisive man: the most awaited talent did not let himself be begged, even seeing a goal canceled at half time. After a super Donnarumma denied Benzema the advantage, the young forward thought about taking the French team forward. High pressing by Carvajal, a rebound favors Neymar in his own half, first intention service on the left for Mbappé right in the space left by the Real full-back, the number 7 goes ball and chain and shows up inside the area, where he surprises Courtois with a sharp right at the near post. In the second half, Messi and his teammates nearly doubled several times but when Real seemed on the verge of capitulating definitively, Benzema’s equalizer came thanks to a sensational mistake by Donnarumma who, on pressing the bomber merengue, fails to free the area, badly kicking the ball and leaving Vinícius the opportunity to collect the ball from the short side of the small area, perfect service for Benzema who bags and reopens the challenge with the plate. And that’s not all: a quarter of an hour later the French bomber is unleashed again. Great initiative by Modric who brings the ball from his own area to the trocar with an illuminating throw for Vinicius, the Brazilian controls and the ball returns to the Croatian at the edge of the area, a great assist that passes under the legs of Kimpembe and finds Benzema , slightly deflected diagonally right that beats Donnarumma: 2-1 Real. Two minutes later Real still finds the qualifying goal with Benzema: Rodrygo recovers the ball from the kick-off of Paris, ball for Vinicius who arrives in the area but is stopped by Marquinhos, the ball remains available at the edge of the area where Benzema with a paw from the outside he beats Donnarumma. Resounding comeback of Real Madrid who now seemed doomed at the beginning of the second half.