Goals: Barcelona – Real Madrid – Played on 04/05/ 2023
Frenchman Karim Benzema led his team, Real Madrid, to a wide victory (4-0) during the confrontation with traditional rivals Barcelona, this evening, Wednesday, in the second leg of the King’s Cup semi-final, in the Blaugrana stronghold, “Spotify Camp Nou”.
Benzema scored a hat-trick in the minutes (50, 58, 81), and Vinicius scored in the minute (45 + 1).
Al-Maringi decided to cross the final to face Osasuna, with a total of two matches (4-1), as the first-leg match that was held in the Al-Meringhi stronghold, “Santiago Bernabeu”, ended with Barcelona winning 1-0.
The match started under pressure from Barcelona, and the Blaugrana players demanded a penalty kick in the 3rd minute, due to a handball on Real Madrid defender David Alaba, but the referee refused to count anything and indicated the continuation of play.
Sergi Roberto almost opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 10th minute, with a shot from inside the penalty area, but defender Alaba dispersed it before it reached Courtois’ goal.
Rafinha received a cross from the left side through his colleague Baldi, rose and hit a header that was easily caught by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in the 14th minute.
Dani Carvajal passed a through ball towards his colleague Rodrigo Joyce inside the Barcelona penalty area, but goalkeeper Ter Stegen quickly caught it in the 24th minute.
Toni Kroos sent a cross into the penalty area to Karim Benzema, who hit the bird with a weak ball, which Ter Stegen easily caught in the 33rd minute.
Thibaut Courtois shone in blocking a shot from inside the penalty area from Lewandowski, preventing him from scoring the lead goal.
The ball rebounded with a counterattack by Real Madrid, and Karim Benzema passed a cross into the area to Vinicius Junior, who hit a ball touched by Ter Stegen, before it settled into the Catalan net in the 46th minute.
The first half ended with Real Madrid advancing 1-0.
With the start of the second half, Frenchman Karim Benzema succeeded in adding Real Madrid’s second goal, receiving a pass from Luka Modric inside the penalty area, and with one touch he sent a creeping ground shot down the right of goalkeeper Ter Stegen in the 50th minute.
My country almost opened the scoring for Barcelona in the 52nd minute, with a powerful shot inside the penalty area, which Courtois saved brilliantly.
The Catalans continued to advance to try to reduce the difference, with a new shot from Rafinha, but it passed over Courtois’ goal in the 54th minute.
And the match referee decided to award a penalty kick to Real Madrid in the 57th minute, after a violent tackle from Casey on Vinicius Junior inside the penalty area.
And Anbari to implement the penalty kick, Karim Benzema, who hit the bottom left of goalkeeper Ter Stegen and added the third goal for Real Madrid.
Benzema missed the opportunity to score a hat-trick against Barcelona, with a shot on the plane that passed by the right post of Ter Stegen’s goal in the 76th minute.
Benzema succeeded in adding his third goal, a “hat-trick”, in the 81st minute, when he received a through pass from Vinicius Junior inside the penalty area, and with one touch he hit the bottom right of Ter Stegen.
And the Meringue’s control continued, so that Benzema and his companions crossed into the King’s Cup final, to face Osasuna, on May 6.