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Thierry Henry Wonderfully Breaks Down Karim Benzema's Genius For Winning Goal

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Thierry Henry Wonderfully Breaks Down Karim Benzema's Genius For Winning Goal

Karim Benzema provided the final moment of genius on an enthralling Champions League night, and Thierry Henry perfectly explained why the Real Madrid striker's goal was so good.

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Real and Chelsea treated fans to a hugely entertaining two hours of football on Tuesday, as the Premier League side looked to succeed in one of the great European comebacks.

Thomas Tuchel's side trailed 3-1 going into the game, thanks to Benzema's hat-trick at Stamford Bridge six days previous, but with away goals no longer counting double knew they only needed two goals to take things to extra time.

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When they went 3-0 up in the 75th minute it looked like they wouldn't even need the additional 30 minutes, until Luka Modric provided one of the most incredible passes you're likely to see, leading to Rodrygo making it 4-4 on aggregate.

Then in extra time it was Benzema who won the game, heading home from Vinicius Junior's cross, after Antonio Rudiger slipped in the box.

However, Henry, working for CBS explained exactly how good the French forward's movement was for the goal, explaining that how back peddling to find space put him in the perfect position, and body shape, to score, whilst also communicating with Vinicius.

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CBS' coverage of the Champions League has earned a lot of praise over recent months, especially when Henry is in the studio with Micah Richards and Jamie Carragher, alongside presenter Kate Abdo.

And, again on Tuesday night, fans were absolutely loving Arsenal legend's insight into his fellow countryman's winning goal.

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Benzema now has 11 goals in the Champions League this season, one behind Robert Lewandowski, having scored back-to-back hat tricks, in the second leg of the 2nd round against PSG and the first leg against Chelsea.

The 34-year-old, who seems to be getting better with age, has the perfect chance to finish with more than the Bayern Munich striker, after the Bundesliga side were on the wrong end of a huge upset by Villarreal.

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Real will either play Manchester City or local rivals Atletico Madrid in the semi finals and, having scored four against the reigning European champions, it's not like Benzema will hold any fear against either side.

With the Ballon d'Ors changes this year, and his current form, the former Lyon striker could be on the verge of being named the best player in the world, come October.

No doubt Henry will be providing the analysis for more of his goals on the way to that title.

Featured Image Credit: CBS/Paramount

Topics: Karim Benzema, Real Madrid, Champions League, Thierry Henry, Chelsea, La Liga

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