It's the first game since the return of Gareth Bale that has seen Benzema and Modric shine in the Champions League. The pair have combined for nine goals in their last eight matches, and their impressive form has been crucial to Madrid's success. The pair scored a combined nine goals in their last seven LaLiga games. However, the two players have been the most impressive of the Spanish team's recent success. Benzema was the main beneficiary of the first goal, as he took advantage of the resulting penalty. The midfielder volleyed home a loose ball, but the goal was ruled out for offside after Rodrygo was flagged offside. The game was settled by the time that Vidal was booked for a foul on Modric by Vinicius Junior. Benzema's second goal was controversially disallowed.
He was adjudged offside for tripping Rodrygo on the line. The goal was also ruled out for offside. The referee then pointed to Vinicius Junior's spot after he fouled Benzema. After the match, the Spanish champions held on to their title.
THIS IS HOW YOU END A HALF — Managing Madrid (@managingmadrid) March 5, 2022