GIANLUIGI DONNARUMMA’S howler set Real Madrid on their way to a stunning Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain.
Karim Benzema charged Gianluigi Donnarumma downCredit: BT Sport
The Italian was barged off the ballCredit: BT Sport
Madrid came out for the second-half full of renewed vigour, but relied on a gift to get them back in the game.
Receiving a back pass on the hour mark, Donnarumma dawdled.
The Italian took an extra touch, as he was charged down by Karim Benzema.
Donnarumma, 23, was then barged by the Frenchman, causing his clearance to fly straight to Vinicius Jr.
The Brazilian quickly squared the ball to Benzema, who finished beyond the hapless goalkeeper with aplomb.
Momentum firmly shifted to Madrid at this point, with PSG not being able to wrestle it back.
Donnarumma, who won last year’s Yashin Trophy for best goalkeeper, was left helpless as Marquinhos deflected Benzema’s second beyond him in the 76th minute.
And Marquinhos gifted Benzema his hat-trick just seconds after the resulting restart, passing straight to Madrid’s No9 on the edge of the box.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side comfortably held on to their 3-1 win on the night, sending them through to the quarter-finals.
Donnarumma has had to share No1 duties at PSG with Keylor Navas this season.
He has started just 11 of PSG’s 27 Ligue 1 matches and four of their eight Champions League outings.
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Donnarumma, 23, was left in disbeliefCredit: BT Sport