Real Madrid qualified for the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday by beating Paris Saint-Germain 3-1. with a triplet by Karim Benzema, in the round of 16 of the maximum continental club tournament.
The young French star Kylian Mbappé opened the scoring (39), but Karim Benzema turned the result around (62, 76, 78), making it 3-2 on aggregate in the tie that gave the Whites a pass to the next round.
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PSG suffered in the first quarter of an hour, but little by little they gained possession of the ball, won the battle in midfield and began to reach more of the white area.
Mbappé warned with a cross shot that was saved by Thibaut Courtois (8), repeated with another identical shot, again stopped by Courtois (13) and after seeing how a goal by Nuno Mendes (34) was annulled due to offside, he did not forgive.
His partner Neymar, starter this Wednesday to form the feared trident with Mbappé and Messi, He put a ball into space for the Frenchman, who after a solo ride stood up to Courtois to make it 1-0 (39).
The goal, which made Mbappé the second best scorer in PSG’s history with 157 goals, only surpassed by Edinson Cavani (200 goals), gave the French peace of mind and unleashed the emergencies in the meringues.
Ancelotti reinvigorated the team after the break with the introduction of Eduardo Camavinga and Rodrygo for Toni Kroos and an ill-advised Marco Asensio, very imprecise in the balls he had in the area (57).
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But the real boost came when Benzema put pressure on Donnarumma to take the ball, leaving it to Vinicius, who returned it to score from close range (61).
Real Madrid, who were knocked out by what could be their future idol, had made what seemed almost utopian.
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