While Real Madrid has an appointment on Wednesday on the lawn of Manchester City, Karim Benzema visibly suffers from the comparison with Erling Haaland.
Eight days after a first leg which kept all its promises and kept the suspense alive, Manchester City and Real Madrid meet this Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium to play the second leg of their Champions League semi-final. Forced to a draw at the Bernabeu (1-1), the Merengue are condemned to the feat to reach a new final: win in Manchester. Unless you hope that the shots on goal will be favorable to them…
To create the feat, once again, the people of Madrid will obviously count on Karim Benzema, who remained silent in the first leg. The Frenchman had nevertheless weighed more in the debates than Erling Haaland, very little served by his teammates. However, when it came to choosing between the French striker and the Norwegian phenomenon, SFR Twitter subscribers did not hesitate. Invited to compose their ideal eleven between Real Madrid and Manchester City, they voted for the Premier League’s top scorer with 66% of the vote against 36% for the former Lyonnais.
Another big absentee in the Madrid ranks, Luka Modric was also rejected, Internet users preferring Kevin de Bruyne to him at 64%. Toni Kroos was also shunned unlike Eduardo Camavinga, who finished first in the votes in the left lane as in the midfield. Other Madrid players retained: Vinicius, acclaimed on the left flank of the attack, Thibaut Courtois and Militao. On the City side, Kyle Walker, Ruben Diaz, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan and Bernardo Silva accompany Erling Haaland and Kevin de Bruyne.