Benzema netted in the first-half of the semifinal first-leg.
"We were really up for it and it was very important to win. It is a good result for us and now we are full of confidence ahead of the second leg. It was an important goal but what was more important was the manner in which Real Madrid performed," said Benzema.
"It was a tough match against a well organised team. They had a lot of the ball.
"They value possession a lot. We knew that coming into the game and were always looking to hit them on the break. We will continue on as we have been, the quality is there for all to see and we need to work together in order to qualify [for the final]. The fans were great and we have to play like that again in the second leg."
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