The German coach, after the first leg at Stamford Bridge and before the second leg, had stated that there was no chance of achieving the machada. The British press described his cynicism in front of the media as ‘Mission Impossible’ in honor of the legendary film saga starring the famed Tom Cruise. However, deep down, he had a bit of a point. There is no one who can withstand the irreducible spirit of a generation of legends that is best matched by the magic of a stadium created for such great nights as these.
If this Champions League had to bear a name, it would have to be that of Karim Benzema. The French player, consolidated as the best in the world, is choosing the most difficult place of all to leave his best performances. He has been scoring in three consecutive matches and has been decisive for a Real Madrid team that already exudes the aroma of champion. Because Los Blancos nourish their record with resurrections such as the ones against PSG and Chelsea.
And if anyone knows about epic battles in this Champions League, it is Karim Benzema. The French striker has 38 goals and 13 assists in 38 matches played this season. However, in this year’s edition of the continental tournament his figures are soaring. He has already scored 12 goals in nine matches. He is determined to take the trophy pichichi of the competition, which currently holds a Robert Lewandowski who has been eliminated by Villarreal.
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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was disappointed to see referee Szymon Marciniak “smiling and laughing” with Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti after the Premier League side were knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals 5-4 on aggregate on Tuesday.
The German also said his side had left everything on the pitch to try to turn the tie around. “We went to the limit today. I am very proud of my players and I think we deserved to qualify, but luck was not on our side,” said Tuchel.
“There are no regrets. These are the kind of defeats you can take with pride as a sportsman. The standards at Chelsea are very high and the players responded in a way that makes us all proud.”
Benzema goles 22/23
Karim Mostafa Benzema (nacido el 19 de diciembre de 1987) es un futbolista profesional francés que juega como delantero en el Real Madrid, club de la Liga española, y es capitán de la selección nacional de Francia. Benzema, un delantero creativo y prolífico, está considerado como uno de los mejores delanteros de todos los tiempos Es el segundo máximo goleador y máximo asistente del Real Madrid de todos los tiempos Benzema ha ganado 23 trofeos con el Real Madrid, incluyendo cuatro Ligas, dos Copas del Rey y cinco Ligas de Campeones de la UEFA.
Nacido en Lyon de padres argelinos, Benzema comenzó su carrera en el Olympique Lyonnais de su ciudad natal en 2005, contribuyendo esporádicamente a la consecución de tres títulos de la Ligue 1. En 2008, fue nombrado Jugador del Año de la liga y en el Equipo del Año al terminar como máximo goleador de la liga y ganar su cuarto título de liga y su primera Copa de Francia. En 2009, Benzema fue objeto de un traspaso futbolístico récord en Francia al fichar por el Real Madrid en una operación de 35 millones de euros. Después de luchar para establecerse en su temporada de debut, finalmente logró un ritmo de goles constante con el club, especialmente formando parte de un trío muy valorado junto a Cristiano Ronaldo y Gareth Bale -apodado BBC- que fueron parte de cuatro victorias de la Liga de Campeones de 2014 a 2018.
Karim Benzema only knows how to win, at least at club level. The striker from the Rhône has become accustomed to winning, having had the good fortune to coincide with a period of unchallenged dominance by his Lyon side in the French championship.
At international level, on the other hand, the French striker has not had the same luck, in terms of his participation with the senior national team. Benzema started his career with France in the best possible way and won the U17 European Championship, but his arrival to the first team of the ‘bleus’ has coincided with a change of cycle that has not allowed him to enjoy great victories.