UEFA Champions League

Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid: Karim Benzema hat-trick seal the victory

by: Evolve


On Wednesday night, Real Madrid thumped Chelsea in the Champions League, with Karim Benzema scoring a hat-trick and two magnificent headers in the space of three minutes.

After a brilliant performance that helped Carlo Ancelotti’s team beat Chelsea 3-1 at Stamford Bridge, the 34-year-old was named man of the match.

Benzema placed the visitors ahead 21 minutes into the game with a thunder header. Vinicius was freed in behind on the left flank after a one-two with the Frenchman and he flicks a fantastic cross into Benzema’s path.

The top scorer for Real Madrid struck a fantastic header past Mendy to put the visitors ahead.

Three minutes later, the Frenchman had doubled his night’s total.

As Benzema got away from Silva and headed Modric’s right-wing cross past Mendy and into the bottom-right corner, Stamford Bridge fell hushed, as he completed an astonishing quick-fire double for the Madrid number nine.

Five minutes before halftime, Havertz grabbed a goal back for the Blues.

Jorginho’s wonderful cross was met by Havertz, who headed past Courtois to give Chelsea an opportunity to come back into the game.

Kai Havertz cut the lead in half with his third headed goal of the game, going past Courtois.

With Benzema’s hat-trick just a minute into the second half, Real Madrid made it 3-1. The hosts began the second half poorly, with Mendy’s weak cross to Rudiger allowing Benzema to glide into an empty net.

The Frenchman capitalized on an Edouard Mendy blunder to restore the visitors’ two-goal lead and back-to-back hattricks in the UEFA Champions League for the Frenchman.

Real Madrid ended their winless run against Chelsea, having played them more times in European competition than any other team without ever winning (five times).







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