UCL 2017-18: Benzema brace helps Real Madrid to reach their third consecutive final

Benzema the hero as Real Madrid are through to the final | Image: File pic

Benzema the hero as Real Madrid are through to the final | Image: File pic

  • Real Madrid hold off FC Bayern Munich to reach the third consecutive final in the Champions League 
  • A Karim Benzema brace ensures the holders continue their title defence
  • Spanish giants will face either Liverpool or Roma in Kiev on 26 May

XtraTime Web Desk: Spanish giant Real Madrid continues their monarchy in the UEFA Champions League as they held FC Bayern Munich by 2-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu to reach their third consecutive UCL final in three consecutive seasons.

In another mouthwatering encounter between these two European heavyweights, a pair of goals from Karim Benzema ensured Madrid claimed a 2-2 home draw with Bayern, who found the scoresheet through an early strike from Joshua Kimmich and a second-half equaliser from James Rodriguez.

With the 4-3 aggregate result, the Spanish giants booked their spot in the final of Europe’s top club competition for a third consecutive season.


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