PSG led Real 2-0 on aggregate going into the final 30 minutes of the tie. The Spaniards looked well and truly down and out.
But Karim Benzema inspired an incredible comeback to send his side through to the next round.
Benzema got his side back in the game in the 61st minute as he pounced on Gianluigi Donnarumma’s error.
He bagged his second of the night in the 76th minute to level up the tie.
And, incredibly, he notched his hat-trick moments later to complete the comeback.
PSG immediately gave the ball away from kick-off and Real went on the attack. The ball fell to Benzema who produced an exquisite finish in what turned out to be the winner.
Benzema’s third goal came just 12 seconds after PSG took the kick-off.
There were quite chaotic scenes inside the Santiago Bernabeu following the goal. As the camera panned on Benzema pointing up to the sky, David Alaba’s brilliant celebrations could be seen in the background.
The Austrian defender, who signed for the club last summer, picked up a chair and could be seen hoisting it in the air moments after Benzema’s third goal.
Watch the moment below…
Alaba with the chair 😂 pic.twitter.com/2TrpXwTDnk— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) March 9, 2022
LOOK AT ALABA CELEBRATING WITH A CHAIR pic.twitter.com/7b0ThW37ii— WolfRMFC (@WolfRMFC) March 9, 2022
What a legend. Alaba simply couldn’t contain himself after one of the craziest Champions League comebacks ever.
Real Madrid will go into their quarter-final tie extremely high on confidence.
They will be joined by Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Manchester City in the final eight, with the other four teams yet to be decided.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side will find out their opponents for the quarter-finals when the draw takes place on March 18.
They are in with a real chance of winning their 14th European Cup trophy.
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