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Benzema sends Real Madrid to Champions League last 16

Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Monchengladbach: Karim Benzema sends Los Blancos to Chmapions Leaague last 16 and on top of Group B.

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Highlights: Real Madrid 2-0 Borussia Monchengladbach

Karim Benzema‘s first-half brace gave Real Madrid a 2-0 victory over a lacklustre Borussia Monchengladbach side to ensure the 13-time European Champions qualified from Group B.

The Frenchman was on hand to head home two crosses from the right flank, the first from Lucas Vazquez which he flicked home, and the second a powering finish from Rodrygo’s centre.

Real should have won by more and Luka Modric twice came close to extending the lead before half-time, first hitting the post and then seeing an effort disallowed due to Raphael Varane being offside.

Benzema could have completed a hat-trick in the second half but from just six yards out blasted against the crossbar after Yann Sommer superbly tipped away Sergio Ramos‘ header and Lucas Vazquez also saw an effort come back off the woodwork.

Ericson Mangoli

Written by Ericson Mangoli

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