Real Madrid v PSG player ratings: Benzema 9.5, Vinicius Junior 8; Marquinhos 3, Mbappe 9

Brilliant second-half hat-trick from Real's French attacker earns side 3-2 win on aggregate in Champions League last-16 clash

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Karim Benzema hit a stunning second-half hat-trick as Real Madrid fought back to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 on aggregate in the Champions League last-16 second leg in Spain.

Kylian Mbappe, who scored the late first-leg winner and had two goals correctly ruled out for offside at the Bernabeu on Wednesday, looked to have put PSG a big step closer to a spot in the quarter-finals with a goal after 39 minutes.

But the game turned on its head with a calamitous error from Gianluigi Donnarumma six minutes after half-time.

The PSG goalkeeper was caught dawdling in possession by Benzema who knocked the ball across the six-yard box where Vinicius Junior picked up the ball. The Brazilian then picked out Benzema who finished well.

In the 76th minute, Benzema put Real 2-1 up after being set-up by Luka Modric and the France striker completed his treble straight from the resulting kick-off after a another dreadful PSG error –this time from captain Marquinhos.

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Updated: March 10, 2022, 3:47 AM