Deschamps, Benzema’s response
Sole scorer in the second leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League against Liverpool on Wednesday, Karim Benzema did not escape a question about his skirmish with Didier Deschamps after the meeting.
Real Madrid did not shake. Three weeks after their show of force at Anfield in the first leg (2-5), Real Madrid quietly validated their ticket to the quarter-finals of the Champions League by signing another victory against the Reds. A 1-0 victory acquired thanks to a new goal from Karim Benzema.
Already author of a double in the first leg, the Frenchman took advantage of a service from Vinicius to seal Madrid’s qualification and heal his statistics in the Champions League with this 20th goal in his last 20 C1 knockout matches. “We had a great game”, could he savor at the end of the meeting at the microphone of Canal +. A few days after attacking Didier Deschamps and promising to give his version of the facts of his package for the World Cup, the former Lyonnais was obviously also questioned on the subject.
As the encrypted channel reporter asked him if he had anything “ to be declared “, the Ballon d’Or kicked into touch. ” Nothing to declare “, he slipped in a snap. Karim Benzema however promised, on Saturday, to ” explain themselves to the people”. The day before, he had called Didier Deschamps a “liar” and a “clown” after his remarks about his package for the World Cup. “But what audacity”, he had also slipped, taking up an extract from an interview.