After Karim Benzema completed Real Madrid’s comeback to knock Pep Guardiola’s side out of the Champions League, Sergio Aguero revealed the message he received from Lionel Messi. Rodrygo’s late double startled the defending Premier League champions, who were only seconds away from reaching their second consecutive Champions League final.
Five minutes into extra time, Karim Benzema converted from the penalty spot to complete one of the most incredible comebacks in tournament history and book their place in Paris, where they will face Liverpool on May 28. When Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick at the Santiago Bernabeu to overcome Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 on aggregate, Messi was on the receiving end of one of Real Madrid’s spectacular comebacks during the season.
On Wednesday night, the Argentine superstar couldn’t believe what he was seeing and texted Aguero his thoughts after the third goal was scored.
Aguero stated that Messi sent him a message saying, “Stop f**king around, it can’t be,” while watching the match live on ESPN Star with former City teammate Carlos Tevez.
Real Madrid’s arch-rivals Barcelona until last summer, so he’ll be praying they don’t win the Champions League for the 14th time later this month. Before the game, Aguero expressed his concerns regarding the journey to the Santiago Bernabeu.
I want to convey that I’m incredibly nervous. I’m not sure why, but I’m nervous, “he remarked. I want the city to succeed. I’m not sure what Pep has planned; knowing him, I’m sure he didn’t sleep all night. ‘Tevez, like the majority of those who saw Wednesday’s enthralling match, was taken by surprise by Madrid’s comeback. Rodrygo stated after his second goal, “It’s insane, you can’t win another game like that.”
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After knocking out Chelsea in the quarter-finals, Madrid has now made a comeback for the third time in a row. Chelsea was within 10 minutes of eliminating Carlo Ancelotti’s team when Rodrygo scored the game-winning goal.
In extra time, Benzema delivered the fatal blow, just like he did in the last game on Wednesday night. Liverpool will be out for vengeance when they face Real Madrid in the final, after losing 3-1 to Los Blancos in Kyiv last year.