Karim Benzema is on absolute fire.
The Frenchman was unstoppable against Paris-Saint Germain during Real Madrid’s Last 16 tie, scoring an emphatic hat-trick in the second leg to ensure the Spainards progressed 3-1 on aggregate.
Drawn against Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea in the competition’s quarter-final, Los Blancos would have expected another tough night at the office.
Ancelotti wouldn’t have been able to believe his luck though.
After netting a brace of headers in the first half of Wednesday’s first leg, Benzema has since completed his hat-trick following some questionable defending from the home team.
Benzema’s latest achievement now sees him become just the fourth player to score successive hat-tricks in the Champions League.
— Fast Football Goals (@fastfootygoal) April 6, 2022
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Hat-trick for Benzema! ??
The worst possible start to the second half for Chelsea… ?
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 6, 2022