Benzema Real Madrid are favourites to win the Champions League

first_imgKarim Benzema believes Real Madrid remain the favourites to win the Champions League again this season, despite the loss of Cristiano RonaldoLos Galacticos lost their star frontman this summer to Juventus, which ended a nine-year spell at Spain that saw him win four Champions League titles.In the post-Ronaldo era, Real have got off to an unbeaten start in their first five games of the new La Liga campaign.Now Los Merengues head into Wednesday’s Champions League opener against AS Roma looking to win the competition for an unprecedented four consecutive time.And Benzema feels that both the pressure of playing for Real and their recent dominance will put them in a good stead to once more conquer Europe.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“This competition is another level. All the matches are important, there is no easy one,” he told AS.“One thing I like: Real Madrid is the best club in the world and every year there is pressure to succeed.“We know there are a lot of strong rivals, but if I have to say a favourite, it’s always going to be Real Madrid. We have to sacrifice a lot to always be victorious.”Benzema has managed five goals in as many games for Real this season after just finding the net 11 times last term.last_img