Real Madrid defeated Chelsea 3-1 with three goals from Karim Benzema and took a good lead for revenge in the quarter-finals of the Champions League

With Benzema effective and decisive, Real Madrid took advantage of the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League and defeated Chelsea 3-1. in London. The Frenchman transformed Merengue’s three goals, which imposed his own hierarchy on the last champion. The English team tried in every way to reach the discount, but failed against the defense proposed by Ancelotti’s team for almost the entire second phase. Real Madrid will receive Chelsea at the Santiago Bernabéu next Tuesday and with a good lead to get excited for the semi-final. The rival of this key will face in that case the winner of the duel between Atlético de Madrid and Manchester City.

The best of Real Madrid’s victory over Chelsea

It is Chelsea that proposes the protagonism of the trial, but without the dominance with which it was seen between 20 and 30 minutes. In addition, Real Madrid intelligently handles the ball every time they receive it.

Real Madrid derrota to Chelsea
Real Madrid derrota to ChelseaGLYN KIRK – IKIMAGES

Two clear arrivals from Tuchel’s team, but ineffective. Lukaku missed an incredible header, that would have been Chelsea’s much sought after discount. A center of the area was deflected by a leg of a Real Madrid player, was left with the Belgian forward who sent him off. Per minute, Frame finished from outside the area and passed very close to the Courtois arch. The London team deserves at least to score the second goal.

Early in the second half, Tuchel made offensive changes, but the opening goal after the mistake shattered his whole idea. With many people facing the attack, Chelsea look for another discount, but he can’t find a hole through which to attack Real Madrid, which is smart when it comes to scoring.

One serious local exit error it was well used by Benzema. Mendy, the Chelsea goalkeeper, received well in advance, took the ball and wanted to play short with Rüdiger. The Frenchman got in the way, took the ball and scored 3-1. when the second part has just begun.

With an illuminated Benzema, Merengue made his debut by winning with two of his head shots. Havertz, also with a header, discounted for Chelsea. Ancelotti’s team played an excellent first half with the figures of Modric, Valverde and the French forward. Those of Tuchel did not give up after the two slaps and continued the search. Even without playing well, they can equalize the game for everything they tried in the first half for the opponent’s goal.

At the end of the first phase, Real Madrid defeated Chelsea 2-1
At the end of the first phase, Real Madrid defeated Chelsea 2-1GLYN KIRK – IKIMAGES

With a Chelsea played in attack, Modric used the space. A pass into the box was badly rejected by Jorginho e left to Benzema whom he called left-handed, but his shot went wide and he failed to transform what would have been his third goal of the match.

He was looking for it, he deserved it and he got it. A forward cross from Jorginho goes into the area where Kai Havertz was standing. The German beat Carvajal and He headed from the pique to the floor to the farthest pole to put the discount for Tuchel’s men. The party was not closed and now the place has opened it even more.

after a corner, Eder Militao jumped high in the header, but Medny is very careful to hold the ball. In any case, Chelsea continue to attack and persistently seek the Real Madrid goal.

A real goal, always with a head. The counterattack restarts with Valverde passing the ball to Luka Modric. The Croatian has sent a first-class center in the area so that Benzema, with an extraordinary movement, changes the stick to Mendy for the 2-0. Real Madrid wins enough.

A great combination between Benzema and Vinicius, one of the best in a fun game. Benzema, with a header, closes a good game that began with a wall between the Brazilian and the French. The captain headed the 1-0 goal against Chelsea. The host played well with the ball and had already approached Mendy’s goal.

Militao’s foul on Havertz after a defensive error allowed Chelsea to have a nice free-kick in their favor. Reece James crossed his shot at the far post e the Real Madrid goalkeeper sends for a corner with a great cover.

With a recovery from Valverde, the game began. What he received was Benzema who aimed with the ball dominated forward. Then he returned the wall to the Uruguayan which he immediately opened with Vinicius. The Brazilian striker faced local defense as well crashed his shot into the crossbar. The clearest arrival in the game so far has been for the visitor.

The first few minutes were very intense. Both Chelsea and Real Madrid, touch the ball but with the intention of attacking. Although without danger, the two teams have already approached the rival’s door.

Christian Pulisic, of Chelsea, is scored by Casemiro
Christian Pulisic, of Chelsea, is scored by CasemiroADRIAN DENNIS – AFP

At Stamford Bridge they are already playing the last sample of the Champions League against absolute winner of Orejona.

The 11 protagonists of each team They entered the field together. they lined up and played the traditional Champions League anthem. The draw for the captains was made between César Azpilicueta and Karim Benzema. Referee Clément Turpin, from France, will be tasked with imparting justice in a key duel before the revenge duel in the quarter-finals.

A few minutes before the start of the match corresponding to the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the players of the English and Spanish teams they already carry out the pre-competitive exercises on the playing field of Stamford Bridge, London, in the pouring rain. The return duel between these two teams will be next Tuesday, April 12th at 4:00 pm at the Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid.

Both Thomas Tuchel and Carlo Ancelotti have already confirmed the starting formations to face each other in the first leg of the quarter-finals. Of Londoners, which come from the elimination of Lille in the round of 16, they will train with Edouard Mendy; Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva and Antonio Rüdiger; Reece James, NGolo Kanté, Jorginho and César Azpilicueta; Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic; Kai Havertz.

The meringue, who eliminated PSG ultimately, with an incredible comeback at the Santiago Bernabéu, he goes with Thibaut Courtois; Daniel Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba and Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro and Toni Kroos; Federico Valverde; Karim Benzema and Vinicius.

Chelsea and Real Madrid were measured five times with the particularity that the Spanish team could never beat him to English: the Blues have won three and the other two have been draws. The last match took place in the semi-finals of the 2021 edition: in the first leg they drew in Madrid and in the return Chelsea won 2-0 in London.

The party will have Fox Sports broadcast, it can also be viewed online via cable operators and satellite TV platforms, such as Flow or DirecTVGo and Star +. In all cases it is necessary to be a customer. In addition, live coverage is active THE NATION It will contain the narration and images of the main actions of the match, minute by minute.

Let’s start the coverage of one of the most attractive crosses that have the quarter-finals of the Champions League: Chelsea host Real Madrid in the first leg. The match, scheduled for 4:00 pm (Argentine time) with Fox Sports and Star + television, will be played at Stamford Bridge and will be refereed by Frenchman Clément Turpin.

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