It looked like an evening by Kylian Mbappe – untenable in Madrid for more than an hour. Until his compatriot Karim Benzema dominated all the lights with an unparalleled trio. From 0-1 he went to 3-1: Back in the history books. Real Madrid shines in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain receives another push on the Champions League.
Real Madrid – Paris Saint-Germain in a nutshell:
- Key moment: Paris Saint-Germain controls everything until Donnarumma suddenly makes mistakes every hour. Benzema takes advantage and equalized, revives the faith of the riyal. Then PSG goes to collapse in an unlikely way.
- man of the match: Match to frame Karim Benzema. The French striker was the owner of the colossal Rimont in Real with a wonderful three. Benzema won all his air matches and scored 3 goals from 5 attempts inside the penalty area. lethal efficiency.
- noticeable: PSG will not win the Champions League this season either. Qataris are gradually turning gray. Since he took charge of the French first team in 2011, PSG have failed 4 times in the quarter-finals, 4 times in the 1/8 final and once in the semi-finals. Only in 2020, PSG were very close to an overall win, when Bayern Munich was very strong in the final.
- wrong choice: It’s easy to say hindsight, of course, but Mauricio Pochettino may now regret picking Donnarumma tonight. His fatal mistake gave SR wings. Having Navas in goal against his former team might be a better option.
Real licks his wounds again after flashing Mbappe row
On the way to the Santiago Bernabeu, the Real Madrid team bus received an amazing welcome from the Real Madrid fans. Obviously, she gave wings to the home team, because they immediately flew hard. However, the first real danger on goal came from PSG. Mbappe slammed from a sharp angle, but Courtois fired.
After a serious miscalculation by Militao, Mbappe was allowed to try again about fifteen minutes. Once again Courtois came out on top. There were small cracks in Real Madrid’s dominance and gradually PSG took over. Benzema saved with a nice shot from afar that shaved Donnarumma’s fingertips.
Mbappe’s shot was ruled out for offside, but shortly before the break, the French gold made the difference. After Carvajal lost the ball, Neymar sent Mbappe deep. The striker blasted off like a rocket and with only Alaba in front of him, he hit the ball hard at the shortest angle. The Bernabeu was stunned and lost Courtois and Real Madrid.
Mbappe seemed to push PSG into the quarter-finals:
Benzema makes the impossible possible
Real could not repeat its strong start in the first half after the end of the first half. So there is no problem for PSG and this has led to the excessive confidence of the visitors. Donnarumma thought he could play phlegmatic football for a while, but under pressure from Benzema he lethargic hand the ball to Vinicius. In turn, Benzema awarded the equalizer.
The flame suddenly exploded in the tube. At Real Madrid they believed in him again, despair struck at PSG. With super strong substitute Rodrygo in the star role, Real continued to chase the second goal. Vinicius missed a big chance for the first time, but fifteen minutes before the end it was still 2-1. Modric found Benzema and closed Donnarumma again.
So extensions, but it didn’t get to that. Real Madrid unleashed kicks again right after the kick-off. Chased by Vinicius, Marquinhos handed the ball to Benzema and with a nice touch on the outside of the foot, completed a hat-trick. Paris Saint-Germain was beaten black and blue. The French club saw an almost certain place in the quarter-finals.
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