In strong and confident terms, the French star Karim Benzema - the owner of the treble that grabbed Real Madrid's qualification for the Champions League quarter-finals at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain - explained the reasons for the royal uprising that turned his delay with a goal into an exciting victory.

Benzema scored 3 goals that led Real Madrid to a 3-1 victory over Saint-Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu, and to reach the Champions League quarter-finals with a total score of 3-2 on Wednesday, as the first leg ended with the French team winning 1-0.

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Benzema told reporters after the match, "We lost in the first leg, and we were late before the break, which is very difficult, but it is a Champions League match, and we are Real Madrid."

He added, "The uprising came as a result of mental strength. Donnarumma did not make a mistake, it was my pressure on him. When we press in this way, we can beat any team. Every match is a final for us, and today we saw that Real Madrid is still alive."

Mbappe opens the scoring for Paris Saint-Germain with a powerful shot inside the penalty area.

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On the other hand, St Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino rejected the goal scored by Benzema, taking advantage of a mistake by Donnarumma, stressing that it should not have been counted.

"It is a shame that such a goal is calculated in 2022, it was a mistake by Benzema against the goalkeeper. The team lost its focus after this injustice," Pochettino said in the post-match press conference.

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