Found April 06, 2013 on O-Posts:
One could not take too much from Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter final first leg tie with Galatasaray on Wednesday night. Real were expected to win, and they did so handsomely by the margin of 3 goals to nil, rendering the second leg a mere irrelevance to a side that made sloppy, disorganised defending resemble an art form in the Bernabeu. One of the strikers to take advantage of such naive defending however was Karim Benzema, to ease some of the concern that has been building over his lack of form in recent weeks. His finish, Madrid’s second on the night, was just his fifth since the start of a year that has included immense criticism over his inclusion in the France squad and an abject display against Manchester United in the second round of the Champions League, when he was abruptly withdrawn on the hour mark. Benzema is now back in Madrid after a torrid international break where his goal drought for France extended to 1,000 minutes after blanks against Estonia and then Sp...
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