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Benzema Shines Again for Real Madrid

Karim Benzema was on target again as Real Madrid knock defending champions Chelsea out of this year’s Uefa Champions League. The English Premier League side’s reign as European champions came to an agonizing end despite beating Real Madrid on a night of high drama at the Bernabeu Stadium.

Karim Benzema Scores Extra time Header to knock Chelsea out

In a Champions League epic, Mason Mount’s wonderful finish and Antonio Rudiger’s powerful header wiped out Real’s 3-1 first-leg advantage and brought the quarter-final tie level in Spain’s capital.

Thomas Tuchel’s side was outstanding throughout and Timo Werner also took his epic from the weekend to Spain as hi’s clever finish from an angle put them ahead for the first time on aggregate and within sight of a place in the semi-finals. But Real Madrid came back into the game through substitute Rodrygo’s clinical finish.

Benzema Shines Again For Real Madrid

The pass came from Lukas Modric as the goal was celebrated, the pass from the former Tottenham player Modric was even more celebrated. The goal forced the game into extra time before Karim Benzema, hat-trick hero in the first leg at Stamford Bridge six days ago, headed the decisive goal in the 96th minute to send Real through 5-4 on aggregate.

Benzema, who had earlier headed against the bar on a rollercoaster night, was unmarked when he scored to break Chelsea’s hearts after Rudiger slipped inside the box. In the end, Chelsea, who played superbly well, were made to pay for their first-leg performance as Tuchel’s side just fell short of producing one of the great comebacks in the competition.

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