Actual Madrid striker scores by blocking keeper’s throw


Karim Benzema put Actual Madrid forward of Liverpool in Saturday’s Champions League remaining with one of the weird targets you’ll ever see.

Benzema blocked Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius’ throw with an outstretched leg. The ball trickled straight into the Liverpool web to place Actual Madrid up 1-0.

Had Benzema blocked a punt, or had he truly impeded Karius’ capacity to throw the ball, the referee may need dominated out the aim and given Benzema a yellow card. However he didn’t encroach on Karius’ house, and was effectively inside his proper to attempt to block the throw. As weird because it was, it was additionally genius.

Liverpool, nevertheless, equalized a couple of minutes later by means of Sadio Mane. And given the character of Madrid’s opener, it certain appeared like justice was served.

The 2 European giants are tied 1-1 with half-hour remaining – and with Mohamed Salah out of the sport, having injured his shoulder. If the rating holds, the sport would go to further time, after which, after 30 extra minutes, penalties.

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Henry Bushnell covers world soccer for Yahoo Sports activities. Have a tip? Query? Remark? E mail him at, or observe him on Twitter @HenryBushnell, and on Fb.

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