Tuesday , 29 November 2022

Real Madrid beat Chelsea thanks to Benzema’s hat-trick

On April 6, the first match of the 1/4 final of the UEFA Champions League between Chelsea and Real Madrid, the confrontation ended with a score of 3:1 in favour of Madrid.

Karim Benzema opened the scoring in the 21st minute. Vinicius Junior and Benzema played a wall on the verge of offside. Having received a reverse pass, the Brazilian broke into the penalty area from the left and executed a feed to the centre, from where Karim sent the ball under the crossbar with his head. After 3 minutes, Luka Modric crossed into the Chelsea penalty area, from where Benzema shot his head under the far post, and Eduard Mendy could not reach the ball.

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Five minutes before the end of the first half, Kai Haverts reduced the gap between the hosts. In a positional attack, Jorginho made a passing pass into the penalty area, and Havertz ran up and sent the ball into the net with his head. By the 46th minute, Karim Benzema had scored a hat-trick. Eduard Mendy played the ball outside the penalty area, but Benzema intercepted a pass to Antonio Ruediger, after which Karim hit an empty net. Earlier, Benzema scored a double in 3 minutes.

Recall that at the 1/8 finals stage, Chelsea beat Lille (4:1) by two matches, and Real Madrid turned out to be stronger than Paris Saint-Germain (3:2). Therefore, the second quarter-final match will be on April 12 at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid (Spain).

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