One may have heard many mythical stories of heroes who single-handedly carried armies to victory, as there have been many cases in football’s vast and heroic history.
This season too, such a story has been and is being developed and is now set for catharsis as Europe’s most elite football-club competition heads towards its zenith, where all eyes will flock to Real Madrid and Liverpool superstars, especially on Los Blancos’ talisman, Karim Benzema, who has made it his mission to rescue his side from the brink of elimination in worthy manners. amazing.
This season, in addition to becoming the highest-scoring French player in the competition’s history and the oldest player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League, Benzema has also scored the most goals of his career for Real Madrid in the Champions League. League.
In the round of 16, Paris Saint-Germain were both 13-time European champions as of the first three-quarters of the two legs. However, Benzema’s hat-trick in the 18th minute made the Paris team unable to recover.
The Frenchman’s magic continued in the last eight as he added three superb goals against Chelsea in both legs. And in the semi-final, no matter how many times Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City had an advantage, Benzema and Co both had the answer as the whites finally got a win for the ages.
Suffice to say, someone like Benzema has always been admired at Real Madrid for his overall strength but has never really been considered one of the most dangerous strikers in the game, a game changer. or an undisputed Madrid legend.
For now, all that surrounds Benzema remains in balance as the two giants of club football prepare to clash at the Stade de France in Paris tonight.