but the tournament, with its jaw-dropping ups and downs and golden goals, justifies the old man's words.
The quarterfinals were played over two stages on April 6, 7 and saw the exit of
the 2019-20 and 2020-21 champions - Bayern Munich and Chelsea - on April 13, 14.
Karim Benzema was an outstanding four-goaler who played a key role in Real's success. His hat-tricks in consecutive
matches put him on an elite list with three other members in Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo (2016/17) and
Luiz Adriano (2014/15). Benzema scored three runs in the 3-1 win over PSG in the second leg of the Round of 16.
When Los Blancos visited Stamford Bridge last year, Thomas Tuchel took charge of London.
Chelsea defeated the 13-time UCL champions 2–0 at home to win the title.
This year, when Real returned to the "crime scene", as written by AS, it left no survivors. Captain Karim Benzema scored
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