Villarreal Gain A Surprising 1-0 Lead In Tie v Bayern Munich

Karim Benzema scored an impressive hat-trick as Real Madrid take a big step towards qualification. Two stunning goals from Karim Benzema blew away Chelsea in the first half, they did not recover from that.

Match Summary

Karim Benzema scored another hat-trick to help Real Madrid take a lead of 3-1 against Chelsea in the 1st leg of the UCL Quarter-final. Ancelotti’s men were brutal in attack as Vinicus Jr and Karim Benzema both looked threatening every time they had the ball. Chelsea tried their best, but they lacked a finisher like Benzema. Kai Harvetz scored the only goal for the home team and gave them hope in the first half.

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A mistake by Mendy and Rudiger gave an easy chance to Benzema to finish things off.

Villarreal 1-0 Bayern Munich

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Arnault Danjuma scored the only goal for Villarreal as they claim a 1-0 win over Bayern Munich in Spain. Villarreal could have gotten more goals, but they can only hope their wasted chances do not haunt them in the second leg.