Summary and goals of the Chelsea match against Real Madrid
Summary and goals of the Chelsea match against Real Madrid in the Champions League
The Spanish team Real Madrid achieved a big victory over its English counterpart Chelsea, 3-1, during the match that brought the two teams together on Wednesday evening at “Stamford Bridge” in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the current season 2021-2022, in one of the strongest Continental Championship matches.
French star Karim Benzema scored a double in 3 minutes with two distinct headers in the 21st and 24th minutes, and Kai Haveritz reduced the difference for the Blues in the 40th minute with a header also, before the end of the first half.
In the second half, Karim Benzema took advantage of a mistake by Senegal goalkeeper Eduardo Mendy to score the third goal for him and his team, “hat-trick” in the 46th minute.
Thus, Real Madrid succeeded in setting foot in the semi-finals of the tournament, before the return leg, which was held at its “Santiago Bernabeu” stadium, next Tuesday, 12 April.
The Chelsea line-up was as follows: Goalkeepers: Edward Mendy/ Defense Line: Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger/ Midfield: Reiss James, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho/ Forwards: Mason Mount, Haveritz, Pulisic.
While the formation of Real Madrid was as follows: Goalkeepers: Thibaut Courtois / Defense line: Ferland Mendy – David Alaba – Eder Militao – Dani Carvajal / Midfield: Luka Modric – Casemiro – Toni Kroos, Valverde / Forward line: Vinicius Junior – Karim Benzema.
Chelsea, the owner of the land and the public, qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, after beating French Lille 4-1 in the aggregate of the two legs.
While Real Madrid qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League after overcoming Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16, 3-2 in the aggregate of the two legs.
Chelsea have faced Real Madrid in five previous matches. The Blues won three matches, while two matches were tied.