Champions League LIVE: Unstoppable Benzema leads Real Madrid past Chelsea as Villarreal stun Bayern
What a night of football that was!
Chelsea and Bayern left with lots of work to do as Real Madrid and Villarreal have seized the advantage. Plenty still to play for!
Benzema’s magic night
What a performance that was from Karim Benzema, huh?
“They’re magic nights, like the other day at the Bernabeu against Paris,” he said on Spanish TV after the match. “Today we came out to win, to show we’re Real Madrid. Things worked out well for us as we played well, from the first minute to the last.
“They’re very important goals. I’m happiest to have scored the third as I missed one in the first half and I was thinking about that chance because it’s very important to score goals. Then I got another and I’m very happy.”
What a letdown for Bayern
A tough, tough loss for Bayern, who will need to overturn a 1-0 deficit at home after falling to Villarreal.
With the win, Villarreal are the first team to hand an away loss to Bayern since 2017.