Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick to knock out Paris Saint-Germain from the Champions League and Khabib Nurmagomedov was all praise for the Frenchman 

Khabib Nurmagomedov took to Instagram to praise France and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

Nurmagomedov is a huge football fan and has often been seen in some of the top stadiums in the world. The former UFC Champion has spoken about Real Madrid in the past and seems to be a supporter of the same. 

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Karim Benzema

He kept a close eye on the recent round of 16 Champions League between Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain.

Madrid were trailing from the first leg but Benzema put on a show in the second half of the second leg. The Frenchman scored a hat-trick to send Real through 3-2 on aggregate over the two legs.

Nurmagomedov lauded Benzema and claimed this was the best performance of his life as well. 

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s message for Karim Benzema on Instagram (Khabib Nurmagomedov Instagram)

The Frenchman had shared snips from that win over PSG before Nurmagomedov’s comments.

Karim Benzema ageing like a fine wine 

Benzema is currently 34 but he seems to be getting better with each game. The Frenchman has won four Ligue 1 titles, three La Liga titles and four Champions League titles.

He has the Nations League with France and has several other titles too. Benzema currently has 30 goals from 33 appearances for Real in all competitions. 

He is leading their charge in the Champions League and La Liga. Real are currently eight points clear at the top of the Spanish league. They seem to be favourites to win that title with Sevilla trying to play catch-up.

As for the Champions League, that is anyone’s guess. Madrid have a great history in the competition but there are several strong teams still in it.

Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Manchester City will all want to win that title. However, if Benzema carries this kind of form in the quarter-finals, Real could go a long way in the competition. 

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