This time, a goalkeeping blunder.
The goal meant Bayern had to score two more goals to knock Real out and they only managed one, from James Rodriguez.
'He deserves this. It's not unintentional that he already reached the ultimate of the Champions League in 2013 with Borussia Dortmund.
"I'm happy for him, he expected to score", Zidane said.
Zidane, however, said he and the rest of the Madrid squad had kept their faith in the striker despite his struggles.
"You can not be in the final without suffering, it's even better, more handsome when you win like that". Benzema's second came after a awful mistake by Bayern goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, who misplayed a back pass into the area and let the ball go underneath him as he lost his footing.
James has a two-year loan deal at Bayern, but with Gareth Bale linked with a summer transfer away from Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo three months past his 33rd birthday, Real coach Zinedine Zidane had been linked with a bid to bring James back prematurely. "This Bayern team are going to be full of regret because, over both legs, they were dominant throughout, created many, many chances and looked the far better team".
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The outspoken executive did admit that it would have been better to simply exclude both analysts from the call or answer their questions live.
"Everyone must realise that they only scraped through at the end".
Ulreich's costly mistake led to the Germans bowing out of the Champions League. "We'll be a very tough opponent; we'll fight and little details will be fundamental", he continued.
Liverpool followed suit on Wednesday, sealing their passage to the Kiev final on May 26 with a 7-4 aggregate win over Roma. Liverpool won the first leg 5-2 at home. We need to stop that but I'm delighted we're in the final.
"We will wave to him, congratulate him and give him the best of luck for the future". Benzema ran onto the ball for an easy finish into an open net.
It was an eerily similar start to Madrid's match against Juventus, when it conceded in the second minute while trying to protect a 3-0 first-leg advantage.
The end of 2015 was not a good time to be a Real Madrid fan. He had scored only once in his last 12 appearances in all competitions.
Benzema hasn't been playing regularly as a starter and was a surprise addition to the lineup by Zidane.