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Benzema fasted all day before scoring hat-trick against Chelsea

07 Apr 2022 | 12:31 | Football

Benzema fasted all day but still played with a hat-trick to help Real Madrid beat Chelsea 3-1, the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finals.

“It was a magical night. Real Madrid went to Stamford Bridge to win and we did well. 

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For me, all three goals are important, but I am happiest with the third after missing the previous opportunity. I’m really happy,” Benzema said after becoming the first player to score a hat-trick at home to Chelsea in the Champions League.

And head coach Carlo Ancelotti praised the captain’s student: “Benzema is like fine wine, the longer it is, the better it is. He is showing more and more his role as a leader and important to this team…”.

Few people know that, before making Chelsea dizzy, Karim Benzema fasted all day while observing the holy month of Ramadan because of his Muslim faith.
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“Ramadan is a part of my life. For me, that’s very important and I don’t have any problem fasting ,” Benzema said. 

Not eating and drinking all day, but the 34-year-old goalscorer still made Thomas Tuchel bitterly admit, the 1-3 defeat at Stamford Bridge could have been the sword to finish the Blues. And if Chelsea do not improve, they will have another nightmare at the Bernabeu next week.

Source: VietNamNet
L.H | 14:43 07/04/2022