The truth for Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea was quite awkward and the reason was Karim Benzema who turned the quarterfinal game of the Champion’s League in the favor of Real Madrid this Wednesday with a score of 3-1. Karim Benzema who is currently 34 years old, is just like a bottle of wine that improves with time.
Karim Benzema, The Striker Of Real Madrid Turned The Quarterfinal Match
The international beautiful hattrick in France included two headers and the third point was a prize of experience. Karim Benzema has maintained exceptional statistics where he scored a total of 42 goals in 42 games and he stands as the fourth player to score consecutive hat tricks in the Champions League. He also holds a record of a total of 11 goals in one season which among players in France is the highest.
Karim Benzema is a complete package that Chelsea was searching for in a striker and they bought him from Romelu Lukaku. The first header that he scored went with precision like a laser and had enough power to convert the 21st minute cross of Vinicius Junior.
A quick response came from Kai Havertz with another header converting the remarkable game of Jorginho and in the second half, Karim Benzema pestered Mendy to commit an error. Lukaku observed the entire game sitting on the bench outside and he was not made a part of the game again as Chelsea produced evidence that the team is better than him.
Lukaku entered the match at the end and it was very embarrassing that he missed a goal within five minutes as his header did not have proper conviction and thus drifted off the target. The crowd got used to all the misses as in just 26 minutes Lukaku somehow managed 4 touches among which just one was missed by Hakim Ziyech. Lukaku signed the contract for money worth $115 million, and he was added to the team just to play ruthlessly.