|Karim Benzema celebrates his goal against Man.City|
The Frenchman, who had jumped into the field on 72 minutes in place of Higuain, burst onto the edge of the area after a pass from Di Maria, spun around, found a gap between a British legs and shot on target, so close to the post that Hart was late. The Bernabeu stood and the 4,000 or 5,000 fans who had no faith in Real Madrid heard from the street or in their cars, the roar of the celebration of 2-2.
This is the Benzema's 68th goal since joining whites in the summer of 2009. When Florentino personally convinced him to sign for Real Madrid (President traveled on a private flight and met him at the house of Karim in Lyon), and promised that with his quality he would live magical nights at the Bernabeu. But until Tuesday, Benzema could not feel the cry that always accompanies the Whites' home after achieving a transcendent goal, the impact of that 2-2. And he could feel again the madness that erupted three minutes later with the victory goal by Cristiano.
Benzema killed two birds with one stone. For one, he removed the buzz of being a type of striker who in the great days misses the opportunities. On the other, finished a worrying goal drought, as he had not been able to score an official goal from May 13 (last matchday of the season 2011-2012 against Mallorca). Almost 900 minutes without scoring a goal, including the Eurocup games and four matches with France. Four months of 'blindness'. But Karim had a great performance giving a lesson in faith to the skeptical part of the Real Madrid's supporters.