Barcelona vs Real Madrid Result: The King’s True Courage
In the Copa del Rey semi-final second leg held on April 5th, it seemed that a 1-0 victory at Santiago Bernabeu would give the home team Barcelona an impressive result against their arch-rivals Real Madrid. However, the opposite happened.
Karim Benzema shone brightly to help Real Madrid destroy Barcelona in the second leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final. His hat trick not only helped him reach an unprecedented milestone after more than half a century but also helped Real Madrid win the match 4-1.
Right after the opening whistle, Barcelona players showed how advantageous it was to play at the Spotify Camp Nou. In the early minutes, their attackers quickly created pressure on Courtois’ goal. Even if the defense of Los Blancos did not play with high concentration, they could have conceded a goal very early.
After about 10 minutes, the visitors somewhat regained their position and organized a more secure defense. The home team’s attacks were mostly defused far from Courtois’ goal, while Real occasionally had lightning counterattacks.
The result came when one of those responses became a goal. In the first minute of injury time in the first half, Real launched a quick counterattack, and Vinicius beat Stergen to open the scoring. The first half ended with Los Blancos leveling the score.
In the second half, Real completely dominated the home team. Benzema increased the score to 2-0 for the visitors. After that, Barcelona became more and more confused and continued to be pierced by the French striker for two more goals.
Benzema’s hat trick completely shattered Blaugrana. On the sidelines, Xavi could only watch his players being “tortured” in helplessness. The match ended and Barcelona officially stopped at the Copa Del Rey semi-finals.
The hero of Real Madrid in the recent match was none other than Karim Benzema when he scored a hat-trick. His three goals also helped the French striker set some impressive milestones, even surpassing half a century of Real Madrid players.
Specifically, Benzema became the first player since Ferenc Puskas in 1963 to score a hat-trick at Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium. That means it has been exactly 60 years since Los Blancos had a player who caused the Catalan club to “swallow their pride” with three goals against them.
Furthermore, Benzema is also the first Real Madrid player since Ivan Zamorano in 1995 to score a hat-trick in a Clasico match. This is an achievement that even Cristiano Ronaldo, who is known as the “goal-scoring machine” of modern football, has never accomplished.
This further highlights Benzema’s class and extraordinary performance. Despite being 35 years old, the French star continues to amaze everyone with his exceptional form.
He has scored 24 goals and provided 5 assists in 29 appearances across all competitions. His hat trick against Barcelona is also a challenge to Chelsea – the team that Real Madrid will face in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals on April 13.
On the other hand, this victory is very important for the seat of coach Ancelotti. In the context that he has lost to Xavi’s Barca in the last 3 encounters, another defeat would surely threaten Carletto’s future.
However, his players did not let that happen. And the gift from Ancelotti is also a thank you to the Los Blancos warriors who helped ‘The Old Man’ overcome a difficult period.
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