We thought we saw Zinédine Zidane again on the lawn of the Olympiastadion one evening in July 2006. This Tuesday, it was at the Etihad Stadium that Karim Benzema lit up the match with his talent. After waking up Real Madrid in the first period by offering an almost unexpected goal to reduce the gap (2-1, 33rd), Karim Benzema finally offered himself the double against Manchester City (4-3). But not just anyhow: with a sublime panenka.
In the duel with Aymeric Laporte, he first embarrassed the French defender who committed a rough hand. Despite a lackluster success in recent weeks, Benzema did not flinch when challenging Ederson. His panenka, full of confidence, almost licked the crossbar to deceive the Brazilian goalkeeper. A gesture that testifies to his incredible confidence, symbolized by his 14 goals in this Champions League campaign.