Real Madrid also won at Chelsea in London, although they had to sweat a lot in the rematch. Frank Lampard’s team played attractive football, but missed many scoring opportunities, which Los Blancos took advantage of.
Chelsea played attractive football in their rematch with the White Ballet
Real Madrid took a step towards defending their Champions League title, even though they worked up a good sweat at Stamford Bridge. However, in the end, they kept their two-goal lead from the first leg and won the rematch with the same result.
From the opening whistle, Chelsea came out with an aggressive approach to the game, pressuring the opposition’s midfield and condensing space in the midfield. It was Carlo Ancelotti’s charges who tried to keep the ball on their hoof and waited for the opponent’s mistakes.
The home side created the first chance of the game when, in the 11th minute, N’Golo Kanté found himself on the edge of the penalty area with a bit of luck. However, his left-footed volley missed the opponents’ goal in a promising opportunity.
Although Real did not get any significant scoring opportunities, they threatened with many counter-attacks, which warned Chelsea players. Rodrygo could have punished the opponents in the 20th minute, but he only hit the bar. However, the London club could have taken the lead already in the set time of the first act, but the lone Cucurella was saved by goalkeeper Courtois, who was whistled from the first minute.
Real Madrid teach their opponents a lesson in efficiency and advance to the Champions League semi-finals
After the change of sides, things started to get a bit sharper and there was a bit of a spark on the pitch. But Chelsea continued to burn chances and in the 52nd minute, Kanté hit Militao from point-blank range.
The latter could have gone to the showers two minutes later when the referee adjudged his stoppage of Havertz in a promising action to be a foul. But rather than a second yellow, the footage revealed that the Brazilian had avoided contact.
But the White Ballet struck just as the Blues were breathing more pressure. Real played a beautiful action in which Brazilians Vinícius and Rodrygo showed a wonderful collaboration, which the latter finished into the net of goalkeeper Kepa.
then, with 11 minutes left in regulation time, Los Blancos players hammered the nail into the home side’s imaginary coffin. Valverde took the ball in the home team’s penalty area and with a witty pass found Rodrygo again, who had no more difficulties in front of the open goal.
Real Madrid thus advanced to the Champions League semi-finals and will wait for the winner of tomorrow’s Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City match. Pep Guardiola’s charges have a three-goal advantage from the first leg and are expected to see out the match at Munich’s Allianz Arena.
Source: Premier Sport 2, Champions League, Twitter – Alves and Madrid Total
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