Karim Benzema steals the show as Real Madrid humbles Barcelona in Copa del Rey

Karim Benzema steals the show as Real Madrid humbles Barcelona in Copa del Rey

Real Madrid’s star player, Karim Benzema, deserves all the credit for the Spanish giant’s progress to the Copa del Rey final courtesy to his legendary performance and hat-trick against Barcelona on Wednesday.Karim Benzema steals the show as Real Madrid humbles Barcelona in Copa del Rey

The French super star found back of the net three times to help Real Madrid secure a huge 4-0 win over Barcelona in the second leg of the competition and 4-1 on aggregate.

Karim Benzema’s game by numbers vs Barcelona:

83% passing accuracy
37 touches
5 shots
3 goals
2 ball recoveries
1 assist

Despite dominating the first half, the hosts trailed at the halftime when Vinicius’ shot was supported by Kounde after a rapid burst.

Nonetheless, Benzema’s hat-trick in the second half gave the visitors a commanding lead.

After Vinicius was fouled, he scored his first goal by burying it in the bottom corner and then converting from the penalty spot for his second.

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After another counter, he shot over Ter Stegen to complete his hat trick.

Karim Benzema now has six goals in two games for Madrid after scoring hat tricks in back-to-back games.

Since Ferenc Puskás in 1963, Karim Benzema became the first Real Madrid player to score three goals at Camp Nou.

In less than a month, Madrid will play Osasuna in the Copa del Rey championship game final, marking their 40th appearance.

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They will play against Villarreal in the league next. Barcelona’s focus will now only be on their LaLiga title defense, which begins against Girona on Monday.

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