Karim Benzema’s first hat-trick in Barcelona’s home stadium in 60 years led Real Madrid to a major victory.
Real Madrid defeated Barcelona 4-0 in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the 2022-23 season Copa del Rey King Cup held at Camp Nou, home of Barcelona, Spain on the 6th (Korean time).
Real Madrid, who lost 0-1 in the first leg at home, advanced to the final by beating Barcelona 4-1 on aggregate. Also, it is Real Madrid that can continue to challenge for two titles, including the Champions League and the King’s Cup.
The main character who led the victory was Benzema, who scored a hat-trick at Barcelona’s home stadium as a Real Madrid player in 60 years. The last record ever was Ferenc Puskas scoring three goals in the 18th round of La Liga in the 1962-63 season. It was the first time a Real Madrid player scored a hat-trick against Barcelona in 28 years since Ivan Samorano (1995). It was a great victory for Real Madrid, where individual performances shined so much that it was hard to see at home in Barcelona.
Vinicius Junior’s opening goal came early. In the 46th minute of added time in the first half, Vinicius Junior’s shot hit Barcelona defender Jules Kunde and was deflected and sucked into the net.
The second half after that was Benzema’s one-man show. In the 5th minute of the second half, Luka Modric’s pass was finished with a neat right-footed shot, and he scored the first goal of the day. Then, in the 13th minute of the second half, he scored a multi-goal by succeeding in a penalty kick obtained by Vinicius. Riding the flow, Benzema received a pass from Vinicius in the counterattack situation in the 35th minute of the second half and completed a hat-trick, widening the score to 4-0 and effectively scoring the game.온라인바카라
Recently, Benzema has been showing off his goal-scoring sensation. After scoring a hat-trick against Real Valladolid in a league game last Sunday, he became the protagonist of a double hat-trick just days later.
Real Madrid’s opponent is Osasuna. Osasuna and Real Madrid, who beat Athletic Bilbao, will play in the final to win the King’s Cup in May.
Barcelona is leading the league with 71 points, far ahead of second-place Real Madrid (59 points), so it is likely to win the Primera Liga this season. However, with the King’s Cup final right in front, after winning the first game, they suffered a crushing defeat in the second game and were eliminated, leaving a big scar on their pride.