Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has gone on trial in France for his alleged involvement in an attempted blackmail case linked to a sex tape featuring his former France team-mate Matthieu Valbuena. Benzema is accused encouraging Valbuena to pay blackmailers who threatened to make the sexually explicit video public in 2015. Benzema, who played for Real Madrid in their 5-0 Champions League win over Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine on Tuesday night, was absent as the trial got underway in Versailles.
The Argentine passed up the opportunity at a hat-trick against Leipzig from the spot as a sign of respect to the Frenchman’s Champions League performance
Simeone sped straight down the tunnel at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Tuesday evening after witnessing his team come out on the wrong side of a five-goal thriller in Group B. In a subsequent interview with Spanish broadcasters, the Liverpool boss took exception to suggestions that he had been at all angered. A visibly annoyed Klopp then walked away from the interview.
Liverpool beat 10-man Atletico Madrid 3-2 in a crucial UEFA Champions League tie which was filled with constant drama.Liverpool went ahead 2-0 but saw Atletico equalize twice as the match was poised at 2-2.However, Atletico's goal-scorer Antoine Griezmann received a straight red card in the second half as the match changed.Meanwhile, Real Madrid enjoyed a thumping 5-0 victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.