Paris Saint Germain President, Nasser Al-Khelaifi was reportedly furious at the end of the Rea Madrid versus PSG Champions League return leg.
Having won 1-0 in Paris last month thanks to a late Kylian Mbappe goal, the visitors doubled their lead courtesy of another Mbappe strike on 39 minutes.
Mbappe had two goals ruled out for offside on the night and PSG looked in total control against Real after an hour of the second leg.
A mistake from PSG’s goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, in the 61st minute handed the host a lifeline they clung to. Benzema dispossessed Donnarumma and then tapped home to make it 1-1 on the night.
Two strikes in a minute gave Benzema a hat-trick that took him above Alfredo Di Stéfano in the all-time scoring charts and Madrid into the quarter-final.
Al-Khelaifi was said to be incensed by the decision to allow the first of Karim Benzema’s three goals, because he believed the Madrid forward had fouled PSG keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
As reported by Marca, Al-Khelaifi took a wrong turn in his search for the referee and charged shouting and screaming into a room occupied by Real Madrid delegate Megia Davila.
It is claimed by Marca that a Real employee captured the embarrassing incident on film and, upon realizing this, Al-Khelaifi told him: “I’m going to kill you.”
Al-Khelaifi was then restrained by his own bodyguards.
While it seems that the intervention of Al-Khelaifi’s security team may have ensured there were no casualties at the Bernabeu on Wednesday, PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino could yet pay for his side’s defeat with his job.
According to La Parisien, Pochettino and sporting director Leonardo are both at risk being sacked following PSG’s latest Champions League exit.
PSG have now exited the Champions League at the last 16 stage in four of the past six seasons.