By Emmanuel Okogba

Karim Benzema’s second half hat-trick sent Real Madrid into the next round of the UEFA Champions League on a night PSG clearly showed a lack of leadership in every area of their performance.

It was Benzema’s third Champions League hat-trick and what a time it was to score it.

PSG were as good as qualified when Mbappe put them ahead to extend the aggregate lead and only had to stop Madrid from scoring thrice – a task that became herculean and reminds of the side’s misery in Champions League football.

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