KARIM BENZEMA scored stunning Panenka penalty for Real Madrid vs Manchester City to drool football fans
The striker is in the form of his life, scoring his second of the game from the penalty spot.
As a result, his team lost in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League in a thriller against Etihad 3-4.
Ruben Dias unfortunately conceded a penalty, the ball hitting his head and then his arm.
But Benzema didn’t care how the opportunity presented itself and reinforced to score past Ederson.
Benzema said: “I always have in mind that if you don’t take a penalty, you will never miss a penalty.
“That’s mental confidence and that’s all. I have a lot of confidence… so I do it and it goes well.”
Carlo Ancelotti said: “I was a bit surprised by the way he did it.
“He has that kind of personality to take such a spectacular penalty.”
It was the way he did it with such confidence that football fans couldn’t get enough.
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And let’s not forget that he missed three of his last four penalties, including TWO in the same game against Osasuna last week.
Dale Hank wrote on Twitter that the punishment was “pure absolute crap”.
Gavin Cook wrote that “to have the bottle at 4-2 is absolutely sensational”, before adding: “What a player, what a man”.
The self-confessed Barcelona fan Nestor Martinez described it as the “coldest penalty at the greatest moment”.
Corey Taylor was thinking along the same lines when he wrote that the 34-year-old Frenchman was “stone cold”.
Keabetsoe Matshoge called Benzema “a different breed” and added that the penalty was “amazing”.
“Absolute class”, “confidence overdose” and “dirty punishment” were some of the other descriptions of the masterpiece.
The game ended 4-3 with Vinicius Junior contributing to Benzema’s brace for Real Madrid.
Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva scored the goals for Pep Guardiola’s side.
Benzema has now scored 46 goals in 48 games in all competitions for Real Madrid and France this season.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5209305/karim-benzema-panenka-penalty-real-madrid-manchester-city/ ‘Pure absolute crap’ – Karim Benzema has Twitter drooling with the ice-cold panenka to keep Real Madrid on the ball against Man City