Chelsea shines despite the fierce pursuit of Real Madrid
What an exciting football match in Madrid. Chelsea tied 3-1 against Real Madrid from the first leg and looked like the winner just before the end. But Real saved himself in extra time. Karim Benzema strikes again.
TDefender Chelsea was eliminated despite a solid performance in the Champions League quarter-finals. German coach Thomas Tuchel’s team won the second leg at Real Madrid 3: 2 (1: 0) after extra time, but lost the first leg 1: 3. Mason Mount (15th minute) and Germany internationals Antonio Rudiger (51) and Timo Werner ( 75) have already put the third-placed lead 3-0. Substitute Rodrygo (80) saved Real in extra time, in which Karim Benzema (96) scored the decisive goal.
Chelsea looked enthusiastic and attack-oriented at the Santiago Bernabeu. From the start, the defending champions put the hosts under pressure with the three German internationals Rudiger, Kai Havertz and Werner in the starting line-up. The London defense was lively and energetic, Vinicius Jr. and top scorer with three goals from the first leg, Benzema, was well under control.
Benzema scored four of Real’s five goals in the quarter-finals
Real Madrid responded to Chelsea’s offensive desire with a highly graduated defence. But the visitors found a gap in the 15th minute. Mount made it 1-0 with a fine shot at Werner’s pass. The Londoners also started the second half with commitment and got a 2-0 result through Rudiger, who headed the ball home after a corner kick.
The video referee received the third goal for Chelsea through Marcos Alonso in the 63rd minute because the ball jumped into the hands of the Spaniard before it was shot on goal. And almost on the other hand, Real striker Benzema headed the crossbar from the London goal. With a great individual performance, it was Werner who made the score 3-0. Rodrygo (80) hit the hosts in overtime. Then led Benzema Real Madrid to the semi-finals. The Frenchman had already scored a hat-trick in the first leg and single-handedly hit Real Madrid in the semi-finals. There, he meets members of the royal family from either Atletico Madrid or Manchester City.