Citi-Real: Benzema Explains Why He Tried His Fabulous Panenka

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Karim Benzema, who scored twice in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final against Manchester City (4-3) this Tuesday evening, scored his team’s last goal from the penalty spot thanks to a brilliant panenka. After the meeting, he justified this gesture.

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Karim Benzema once again leads Real Madrid. As in the previous two rounds, against Chelsea after PSG, the French striker was decisive in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final (4-3) on Tuesday evening and allowed the Spaniard to still believe in qualification for the final. In the 81st minute, the former Leonis scored his team’s third goal from the penalty spot thanks to a brilliant Panenka.

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Less than a week after he missed two penalties against Osasuna in La Liga, KB9 did not turn up against Ederson. “If you don’t take a penalty, it’s sure you won’t miss (laughs). I think I took two penalties. (Against Osasuna, editor’s note), I shot them well, it is the guards who stop them. Today, I think it’s psychic power, a calm mind (Editor’s note)”, reassured Benzema after meeting on Canal+’s microphone, before explaining why he had made this gesture. Will happen.

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The French international also praised the mental strength of his team, which never gave up in this completely unbridled encounter. “A great semi-final against a great City team. We didn’t give up, they entered the game better. Sometimes you have to lean back, that’s what we did. We continued our work and in the end, we scored three goals “

Thanks to this double, Benzema, the author of 14 goals in the Champions League since the start of the season, alone leads the ranking of scorers in the competition ahead of Lewandowski, blocking on 13 achievements.

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