Football prediction King Benzema took Real Madrid to the next round
The record holder for titles Real Madrid did not make a mistake at the critical moment and after a 2-0 victory over Borussia (Monchengladbach) qualified for the 1/8 finals of the Champions League. On top of that, the Spaniards finished at the top of Group B. In the next stage they will be followed by the Germans, because in the other match Inter and Shakhtar (Donetsk) recorded 0:0. Thus, the `Nerazzurri` are eliminated as the last, and the team from Ukraine will move to the Europa League.
Karim Benzema scored both goals for Real - in the 9th and 32nd minutes. Separately, the team hit three beams, and what did not stop Benzema to form his hat trick. Borussia played perhaps its weakest match in the group stage, but will have a chance to play in the tournament prediction by livestreams in the spring.
Recovered captain Sergio Ramos was a starter for Real, but Daniel Carvajal did not enter the starting 11. For this reason, the right back acted Lucas Vazquez. In the leading positions of Benzema helped the young Brazilians Vinicius Junior and Rodrigo.
The Stallions didn`t look worried at all, after their coach Marco Rose bet on a rather offensive line-up, in which Lars Stindl, Brill Embolo, Alasan Plea and Marcus Thuram started at the same time - all with the qualities to be central strikers.
The hosts quickly took the initiative with early pressure, which even paid off with a goal. In the 9th minute Lucas Vazquez advanced on the right wing and centered to Benzema, who easily overtook two defenders in black and stuck the ball in the net for 1:0.
Borussia then leveled the game and looked ahead. In the 25th minute, Alasan Plea brought a perfect pass alone against Thibaut Courtois, but the Frenchman shot in the out. The Spaniards soon punished this omission. In the 32nd minute they repeated the exercise from the first goal, this time Rodrigo centered to Benzema and the central striker doubled the lead of theirs - 2:0.
the goal was not correctly scored due to an ambush by Rafael Varane.
At halftime, the coach of Gladbach reacted with a double substitution, replacing the left back Oscar Wend, from whose zone came both goal attacks so far.
In the 48th Benzema missed to form a hat-trick of twin goals, intercepting another pass in height to him, but this time Jan Sommer saved. Borussia did not know how to oppose effectively. The Germans reached several positions, but they were not serious.
In the 73rd minute, the crossbar stopped Benzema for a hat trick. The Frenchman shot after Sommer deflected a shot with Ramos` head.
Lucas Vazquez had the same bad chance in the 79th minute after his shot found the side post.
The draw for the 1/8 finals is on Monday at 13:00.
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