Karim Benzema’s Panenka Lights Up Champions League

Karim Benzema made a mind-blowing Panenka penalty kick in the match between Real Madrid and Manchester City in the semifinals of the Champions League. Benzema‘s trick has left the football fans in awe as he demonstrated a football classic.

Karim Benzema made a mind-blowing Panenka penalty kick in the match between Real Madrid and Manchester City in the semifinals of the Champions League. Benzema‘s trick has left the football fans in awe as he demonstrated a football classic.

Benzema’s stunning technique

singapore pool

The Real Madrid footballer showed a classic penalty kick technique that we haven’t seen for many years since Antonin Panenka popularised it at UEFA Euro 1976. 

The French striker demonstrated that he has a strong leg as he moved the ball across Manchester City goalie Ederson in the 4-3 match at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday. 

Meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus, Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, and Phil Foden provided the goals for Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

As for now, Benzema holds the record of 46 career goals in the 48 matches that he appeared for Real Madrid and France this campaign.

Will past losses remain to torment City?

Even though City have advanced to the knockout rounds of the Champions League, they still have a long way to go in order to win the tournament.

Their defeat in the final match against Chelsea last year still holds a deep implication to the squad. However, on the plus side, at least they made it to the finals of the tournament for the first time.

Meanwhile, it is also the goal of Pep Guardiola’s team to return to the finals of the Champions League. Among the sides that defeated City were Monaco and Tottenham, and being defeated by Real will still make it a lost chance. 

Both teams are also vying for domestic success

Aside from vying for the glory of being the champion in European football, both teams are also set for success in each of their respective domestic leagues with strong online betting odds.

Manchester City is in a neck and neck battle with Liverpool for the championship title in the Premier League. As of now, the Citizens have a one-point advantage against Liverpool to lead the final five in this season.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid’s campaign to claim the La Liga title is getting more aggressive. They only need a few points to dominate the last five games in order for them to be crowned the new champions of Spanish football.   

Jesus gives City welcome selection dilemma

City coach Pep Guardiola made a lot of changes in their Premier League match against Watford at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. Among the players who were sidelined were Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, and Riyad Mahrez with all of them expected to be back in the main lineup on Tuesday.

Guardiola was in the middle of a dilemma in welcome selection because of Gabriel Jesus. The Brazilian striker’s four goals in their match against Watford has demonstrated that he deserves a place in the starting lineup for the Tuesday match.

Meanwhile, Jesus has a 11/8 odds at Singaporepool to score in the upcoming match of Manchester City.

Real has an injured duo

Real Madrid has a huge problem as defender David Alaba was suffering from a thigh injury which caused him to miss the team’s La Liga success last week.

The Austrian player could only participate in light training sessions as he is still recovering. Meanwhile, midfielder Casemiro is also suffering an injury over the weekend. However, both players were invited to a party for their visit to Manchester City.

Conclusion

The match between Manchester City and Real Madrid was one of the fruitful events this season of the Champions League. While both teams are possessing incredible talents, it is up to their coaches’ strategy to determine which team will reign superior in European football. Fortunately, both squads are successful in their respective domestic leagues.

Featured Bookie
Solarbet
New Casinos
3.5 rating
Indulge in a four way Welcome bonus in KingBilly online casino!
3.5 rating
Claim your $800 Welcome Bonus today!
3.3 rating
Start playing and get 200% Welcome Bonus!
ThinkBookie
© Copyright 2020 ThinkBookie.com