I don’t know how he got out of there! Zidane amazed by Benzema’s vital solo run
Wow! even Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was left struggling for what to say after Karim Benzema’s magical run against Atletico Madrid.
Zinedine Zidane was left in awe of Karim Benzema’s brilliant piece of skill that helped Real Madrid to reach the Champions League final at the expense of Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.
Diego Simeone’s side scored twice in the first 16 minutes through Saul Niguez and Antoine Griezmann to threaten a remarkable comeback at Vicente Calderon, after they lost the first leg 3-0.
However, Isco prodded in an away goal shortly before half-time that effectively killed the tie and, although the game finished 2-1, Madrid progressed 4-2 on aggregate.
Benzema produced a moment of magic in the build-up to Madrid’s goal, skipping beyond three Atleti defenders in a confined space before cutting the ball back to Toni Kroos, who saw a shot saved by Jan Oblak before Isco turned in the rebound.
Having produced a moment of magic in the build-up to Madrid’s goal, the striker has found consistent form hard to come by this term and has been targeted by some sections of the Madrid support during a run of eight matches in all competitions without a goal.
Zidane, however, was delighted with his contribution, saying afterwards: “I don’t know how Benzema got out of there, but… in football it’s not only about the goals. He has his goals but also he has things for the others… that’s essential.
“I’m pleased with his performance. He was only lacking a goal, he had chances. We can be happy with the performance of the whole squad.”