Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema scored two goals against Manchester City in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal at the Etihad Stadium, Wednesday (27/4/2022) early morning WIB. Unfortunately, Benzema’s goal was not able to save Madrid from a 3-4 defeat to City. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
Karim Benzema has troubled the Citizens’ rearguard several times. Based on statistics recorded by Whoscored, Benzema had three shots of which two were on target, passing accuracy reached 88 percent, and made two successful dribbles.
Two shots on target released by Karim Benzema succeeded in producing results. The 34-year-old striker’s goals came in the 33rd minute and 82′.
Unfortunately, Karim Benzema’s brace failed to bring Madrid to victory. Los Blancos surrendered 3-4 to Manchester City .
Another Real Madrid goal was scored by Vinícius Junior in the 55th minute. Meanwhile, Manchester City’s four winning goals were scored by Kevin De Bruyne (2′), Gabriel Jesus (11′), Phil Foden (53′), Bernardo Silva (74′).
Despite the defeat, Real Madrid’s chance to qualify for the Champions League final is still open. However, the condition is that Madrid must win over Man City in the second leg match at Santiago Bernabue, May 5, if they want to penetrate the top party.
A number of interesting notes were carved by Karim Benzema after the Real Madrid versus Manchester City duel . Here is the review.
Karim Benzema Data and Facts :
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his second goal against Manchester City during the Champions League semifinal first leg match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday (27/4/2022). City won over Madrid 4-3. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
14 – Karim Benzema has now netted 14 goals in his career against the current top three Premier League, namely Chelsea (5 goals), Manchester City (5 goals) and Liverpool (4 goals). https://minimore.com/b/0j22u/9
7 – Karim Benzema (7 goals) has now scored more goals than Lionel Messi (6 goals) in the Champions League semifinals. Benzema only lost to Cristiano Ronaldo who collected 13 goals.
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his second goal against Manchester City during the Champions League semifinal first leg match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday (27/4/2022). City won over Madrid 4-3. (AFP)
41 – Karim Benzema has scored 41 goals for Real Madrid in all competitions this season. Benzema is the fifth player to achieve this feat with Madrid, following Cristiano Ronaldo, Ferenc Puskas, Alfredo Di Stefano and Hugo Sanchez.
14 – Karim Benzema is also currently at the top of the list of top scorers in the Champions League this season with 14 goals. Benzema is one goal ahead of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who is second.