Chelsea threatened after Benzema Karim put Real Madrid in a good position.
Benzema's superb header in the space of 3 minutes midway through the first half left Paris St-Germain in the 16th round and punished Chelsea.
Again won the Premier League and FA Cup double with Benzema awarding his Master Class.
Real Madrid madrid took the lead before the second leg at the Bernabeu, Chelsea's header initially gave hope but the goalkeeper's lack of form meant that Chelsea had to accept reality.
At the time of the match Real Madrid had warned of the danger but heeded it. And once Benzema confirmed his aerial threat with the second goal, Chelsea were always vulnerable to the side that dominates this Champions League situation.
The defender was unable to control a Real Madrid player who ferociously directed the ball into an unguarded goal. Chelsea have gone out of their way to overcome adversity but the Rivals hold a 2-goal lead going into the second leg.
Benzema got better as he got older, scoring two top-class headers before netting the third, while Modric maintained his invaluable ability to control the tempo of the game, hold on to possession and always make the right choices from the available options.