2-2: Benzema's double and eighth of the Champions League

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CHRONICLE | 11/26/2019 | Javier Garcia

Real Madrid tied at Bernabéu against PSG after a great game that deserved to win.

  • Champions League
  • Day 5
  • 11/26/2019
Santiago Bernabeu
He Real Madrid is already in eighths of the Champions. The team of Zidane, who jumped on the lawn of Bernabeu ranked after Galatasaray-Brujas (1-1), he drew against PSG in a match in which he had chances to win. Benzema He extended his streak with a double but Mbappé and Sarabia signed the final 2-2. The whites, who maintain the full Phases of Groups passed, will visit Bruges on the last day and will enter the draw as group seconds.

The match started with a few minutes of scoring between two teams aware of the rival entity. Bouquets and Icardi opened hostilities with two head shots that found no goal. However, the first big occasion was a shot from the front of Kroos that went up (15 ’). Little by little, Madrid took over the ball. And the result was 1-0, the work of Benzema, after a great collective play. Hazard initiated an action in the center of the field in which they also participated Valverde and Carvajal before Isco shot at the post and the rejection was sent to the back of the net by the French striker (17 ’).

Kroos shots

With the score in favor came the best minutes of the Real Madrid. Whites sent and generated danger. Kroos He could extend the advantage three times, but he met Navas. First he tried an Olympic goal and then connected two powerful shots that the goalkeeper broke. The PSG reacted before the break. Courtois saved the tie in two shots of Verratti and Mbappé. They gave the reply Casemiro and Marcelo in the exchange of blows. In 43 ’, the referee signaled a knockdown of Courtois to Icardi and expelled the Real Madrid player. However, he rectified after consulting the VAR and noted a prior lack of Marcelo.


Tuchel entered Neymar in the resumption looking for the comeback. However, Madrid came out better than PSG and Benzema He was about to get the second with a shot at goal that cleared Keylor (46 ’). Three minutes later, Kroos He tried his luck again from the front. Whites chained occasions. Isco and Varane They also had the goal after two consecutive arrivals on the left. Hazard, injured after a lack of Meunier, left his place to Bale (68 ’).

Bale to the stick
Modric, which had replaced Valverde, started the play 2-0. Iscó He prolonged with his head, Marcelo focused and Benzema He signed his double (79 ’). Then came the visitor reaction to put the tables in four minutes. Mbappé took advantage of a mismatch and cut distances (81 ') and Sarabia, after a rejection, achieved the draw (83'). The two teams had opportunities to win in the aftermath. The clearest, a foul to suit Bale. In the end, tie two and eighths of the Champions.

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