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Three Lessons Learned from Wednesday’s Champions League

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Yesterday’s champions league matches ended with a great outcome. At Stamford Bridge, Real Madrid outshined Chelsea beating them 3-1.

The shocker of the night goes to Villarreal. They beat the odds again, this time against German giants Bayern Munich. They beat Bayern by 1-0, giving them an advantage for the second leg next week.

Here are the three lessons learned from yesterday’s action.

It Is Not Over Till it’s Over.

Real Madrid & Chelsea gave us an exciting match, which we all predicted. Real showed up & showed out in London, taking a 3-1 advantage back to the Bernabéu next week.

Yes, Real Madrid was great but don’t rule out Chelsea just yet. They have a good away record in the champions league this season, and they will find a way to make a comeback.

Nonetheless, it is a big blow for the blues to be defeated at home. It was a great match and hoping it can continue where both teams left off or even better.

Can Lightning Strike Twice?

Villarreal, against all odds, defeated Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich by 1-0. This was the first leg, but can they do the double against Bayern? 

Villarreal took the lead in 8 minutes, scored by a talented winger Arnaut Danjuma. It nearly went from bad to worse for Bayern, as Villarreal scored again, but it was ruled offside. Villarreal had chances to make it worse for Bayern, and Bayern had their chances but wasn’t successful.

Villarreal will take their 1-0 advantage to Munich next week, and it won’t be an easy task. They did beat Juventus at Turin in the last round. Can they repeat it? Possibly anything can happen in football. But this is Bayern Munich, not Juventus, and they are a better team than the Turin side.

Benzema is The Best Player in The World

 In my opinion, I believe Benzema is the best player in the world. His form has been outstanding for both club & country (France) in the last two years.

Yesterday his performance was world-class. And he scored a hat-trick once again in the knockout stages this season. Benzema scored two great goals for Madrid making it 2-0. Then Kai Havertz got one back for Chelsea before halftime. Then Benzema got his hat-trick in the second half after Rudiger & Mendy’s blunder, making it a 3-1 Lead to Real.

If Real win the champions league, it is all down to their captain Benzema. He has been the saviour for this team, and they will need him to continue doing this in the future. As of this moment, Benzema is not only the best number 9; he is the best player in the world.

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