Champions League

Real Madrid 3-1 PSG: UCL 2nd Leg: 3 talking points from Los Blancos' incredible comeback

Arjun Singh Devgan
Real Madrid beat PSG in the round of sixteen 2nd leg of the UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid beat PSG in the round of sixteen 2nd leg of the UEFA Champions League / John Berry/GettyImages
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Real Madrid bagged three second-half goals to seal an unbelievable comeback and dump Paris Saint-Germain out of the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday night. Karim Benzema was the star for the Los Blancos as PSG suffered yet another disappointment in their quest for European glory.

Here, we take a look at the talking points from the game.

1. Benzema proved he is among the greatest strikers in history

Karim Benzema
Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain: Round Of Sixteen Leg Two - UEFA Champions League / Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/GettyImages

Kylian Mbappe might be garnering the most headlines, but Karim Benzema showed just why he is considered to be among the greatest strikers in history as his 17th minute hat-trick turned the tie on it's head and helped Real Madrid progress to the quarter-final.

During the course of his hat-trick, the Frenchman became the oldest player to score a Champions League hat-trick, while his three goals also took him on to 309 in total for Real, moving above the legendary Alfredo di Stefano to third on the all-time top scorer list for the Spanish giants.

2. PSG's defence lost their heads in the second half

Karim Benzema, Marquinhos
Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain: Round Of Sixteen Leg Two - UEFA Champions League / John Berry/GettyImages

PSG have some of the most expensive defenders in the world and after a decent first half, they completely lost the plot in the final 30 minutes with Marquinhos surprisingly having one of the worst games of his career.

It will be interesting to see where the club goes on from here and they definitely need to strengthen their defence in the summer.

3. Madrid go against the grain of history

Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League
Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain - UEFA Champions League / Anadolu Agency/GettyImages

The Los Blancos overturned a first leg deficit in a Champions League knockout tie for only the fourth time in their history and this was the first time since doing so against VFL Wolfsburg in the 2015/16 quarter-final.

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