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This Wednesday the Real Madrid and the Santiago Bernabeu they will hear the tune of the Champions League. The whites are reunited with the competition in which they have made a difference last decade and where the goal is to return the team to a position of privilege after last year’s hit in the round of 16. Meringues don’t want to see each other out again at the beginning of the change and will go to the temple of Chamartin with the illusion that always inspires continental competition.
The whites, after two bad results, want to track the tie against the Manchester City and return to the path of victory. The draw against him Celtic and the defeat of this past Saturday before the I raised It has meant a downturn in the morale of the fans when facing this meeting. But they also know what the Champions means that always changes the image and that stimulates a team that already knows what it is to reign in Europe.
Further, Zinedine Zidane and the template took the stick from the injury of Eden Hazard, an issue that will focus on other players. The Belgian suffers a fracture in the fibula at the same ankle height that was injured in this same competition against the PSG and you won’t be able to count on him in the next two months. It is time for the usual to take that step forward that is expected of them so that the team shines again.
Benzema takes over
Benzema is the main candidate to take the responsibility left by the Belgian after his injury. The attack of Real Madrid was already affected by this decline in the month of December and, instead of lowering the performance, the team improved from that moment and that good game resulted in the achievement of the Spain Supercup. With that example, the Frenchman wants to be the leader of a new step in front of the white squad.
Zidane’s know that they need the best version of the striker to be able to move on to the next round and eliminate a team like City. The Frenchman is being the offensive reference based on goals, adding 18 so far this year, as he did last season.
And the French meet again with his fetish competition where, as far as Champions goes, he is one of the top scorers. Although this season Erling Haaland Y Robert Lewandowski They are in another galaxy, the four goals he has scored have allowed the white team to qualify for the round of 16 despite starting off badly.
In addition, the Frenchman has the challenge of being able to overcome Raul Gonzalez in the list of historical scorers. The Frenchman has 64 goals for 71 of the Spanish. Although seven goals may seem a priori enough in a competition that has entered the KO phase, Benzema usually scores many goals in the determining phase of the Champions League.
The forward knows that he is on Lewandowski’s heels, with 63, who is completing a historic season. Polish numbers are at the height of the golden boot. The player of Bayern He has 38 goals, 10 of them in the Champions League, and he is running for 31 years as one of the best campaigns of his career.
Madrid need the best version of Benzema for the fundamental stretch of the season after it has overshadowed their numbers in this 2020. He has only scored two goals in this new year. But the fans and their teammates trust the return of the Champions League to also see the best Karim back.
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