‘Benzema’ urges royal fans to back Manchester City

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Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has urged supporters to cheer on Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals.

Real Madrid were defeated 3-4 by Manchester City in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday night. But there is a chance to make excuses for the second match to play at home on Wednesday, May 4. 

Benzema, who scored twice in the game, said: “Losing is never a good thing because we are all very excited. With the Champions League, the most important thing is that we never give up. We talk until the end.”

“Now we have to go back to the Bernabeu and we need fans like never before. And we will do something wonderful, which is victory.”

Asked what was wrong with Real Madrid in the first leg, Benzema replied: “We would have to say a little lacking. Let’s go everything Ambition, pressure, confidence.”

Vinicius Jnr was also on target for the visitors, with Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva all finding the net for the Premier League leaders.

Madrid will now be hoping that Benzema can maintain his form heading into the second leg that takes place on May 4.