Benzema imposed himself as the undisputed star of the match by scoring the three goals for the Royal Club (21, 24 and 46), while Chelsea’s only goal was the German Kai Havertz (40), who was the champion of crowning the title last season, by scoring the final goal against Manchester City.
The confrontation has a vengeful character between the two teams, as Real Madrid was knocked out by German coach Thomas Tuchel’s team from the semi-finals last season, losing the second leg in London 0-2 after a 1-1 draw in the first leg.
With his victory on Wednesday in London, the leaders of the Spanish League will play the return leg, next Tuesday, thanks to his brilliant scorer Benzema, who raised his score to 37 goals in 36 games this season in all competitions, including 11 in 8 matches in the main continental competition.
Benzema, who scored his second consecutive hat-trick after he was the champion of excluding his compatriot Paris Saint-Germain from the final price (3-1 back after a 0-1 loss in the first leg), became the first Frenchman to reach 10 goals or more since the start of the Champions League at the beginning of the nineties and the first in the competition in its previous form. (European Champion Clubs Cup) and current since Just Fontaine 1958-1959 season.
In the other match, Villarreal of Spain surprisingly won 1-0 at home to Bayern Munich.
Arno Danjuma scored Villarreal’s goal after meeting a cross from Daniel Parejo and scored from close range eight minutes after the start.
Villarreal, who knocked out Juventus in the Champions League round of 16, will try to continue his adventure in the tournament when he plays the return leg in Munich next Tuesday.