There aren’t many defenders left who can stop a sprinting Eden Hazard with a ball on his feet. Devastating the center backs in the Premier League with his time at Chelsea, the Belgian superstar is now a nightmare for the back line of Spanish sides, and Real Madrid’s opponents in the UEFA Champions League. But in the PSG match, the attacker had enough of defenders and nutmegged the match referee!
Yesterday’s Group A fixture between the La Liga and Ligue 1 giants at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium ended in a 2-2 draw, but the 28 year old forward’s dribble past the referee still remains the most talked point of the match.
During the build up play leading to Karim Benzema’s 17th minute opener, the Belgian international left two PSG defenders behind and while running across, sent the ball between the legs of an unsuspecting Artur Soares Dias, the 40 year old Portuguese who was the referee of the game.
Check out Hazard’s incredible act in the clip below, courtesy of Twitter user @CFCMod_.
This man really nutmegged the referee while at it 💀pic.twitter.com/a27AoI10Z2
— Mod (@CFCMod_) November 26, 2019
However, in an unfortunate turn of events, Hazard was injured in the 64th minute due to a bad tackle fro Thomas Meunier, and was subbed out for Gareth Bale.
Benzema scored his second in the 79th minute, but the Galacticos’ 2 goal lead was nullified in the next four minutes, as the Parisian sensation Kylian Mbappé and Pablo Sarabia equalized in the 81st and 83rd minute.