Thierry Henry, the former France striker who is now a consultant at CBS Sport, praised Karim Benzema for achieving a qualification goal for the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea on Tuesday.
Long disappointed during a meeting dominated by Chelsea, Karim Benzema still managed to shine by scoring a qualifying goal for the semi-finals of the Champions League. He did this by leading a cross from Vinicius (96th) in extra time. And the method of finding the French striker’s location fascinated former Arsenal legend Thierry Henri and the France team, who is now a consultant at CBS Sport.
“The Way He Goes: He Comes Closer (For First Post, Editor’s Note), Then He Backs Up, Analyzes The Goal Record Holder In Blaise. What He Did Was Contact Vinicius Jr. to see if he had time and to join his eyes. Then, he came back (behind) to make sure he was facing the goal, to strike the ball and put it in that Put it where it was coming from. The goalkeeper will always pass his goal, so he keeps it where it came from.”
“He knew he was wrong, he was like, ‘Okay, let me re-adjust my frame, we’re connected, now let me finish. The goal’s action is caused by a misunderstanding between N’Golo Kante and Rubén Loftus-Cheek on the left side constantly. While recovering, Eduardo Camavinga launched Vinicius. Entering the field, the Brazilian signed a school call/counter-call on Antonio Rudiger before temporarily crossing the head on the wrong foot to douard Mendy before serving Benzema. A school action that freed Real.
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In the first leg, the Frenchman had scored a hat-trick and thought he had put his team on their way to the semi-finals. But Chelsea signed a fine match on return and even qualified for five minutes before being woken up by a goal from Rodrigo (80th), then on goal from Benzema (86th). The Frenchman, who had touched the bar in the first encounter, scored his 12th goal in the competition this year.