All three Barcelona defenders probably had nightmares with the French striker, who failed to score but completed another dominant performance as the team's main reference. Real Madrid needed to exploit Barcelona's lack of size, and they did so thanks to Benzema's key contribution. Watch.
Yes, he probably had a couple of chances he could've scored. And Real Madrid will likely be needing those goals against Bayern, but Benzema was crucial for his team during Wednesday's 2-1 win. He showed once again that he is also a valuable player when it comes to the aerial game. He's not Fernando Llorente or Didier Drogba in his prime, but what Karim Benzema has been bringing to the table this season can't be easily match. He has finally matured and is one of the best striker around.
Expect Real Madrid to sign him to a new contract this summer. He deserves it. Learn to enjoy Karim Benzema's football.