37 minutes: The local mood did not improve when Benzema was booked to grab Silva in the face as the pair compete for the high ball.
36 minutes: That’s it Chelsea. They’ve been fantastic so far, putting pressure on Real Madrid, keeping them in the final third. Hosts struggle to retain any kind of possession.
34 minutes: Rudiger decides to take a kick from 30 yards. He sends a fierce shot that sails off the right post. Courtois had you covered.
32 minutes: …Having said that, Real Madrid enjoyed their first spell to take possession of the pitch for a long time. Modric suddenly made a one-two induction with Benzema on the edge of the penalty area…but as he poses to counter the return pass with a shot, Casemiro blocks his way and wields it himself. Above the tape goes. Modric is not happier.
30 minutes: Real Madrid is struggling to get out of half of them. They find Chelsea Press very troublesome. Visitors control this.
28 minutes: Kovacic catches a loose ball, 30 yards from Real’s goal, and makes a dig. The ball disappears high into the defender. Chelsea He seems likely to achieve the next goal now.
26 minutes: The Mount and Loftus-Cheek are well fused down the right, causing a slight slit in the middle before removing them. The Bernabeu is a little worried. Chelsea They did a good job of getting the Real Madrid fans to meltdown.
24 minutes: Vinicius almost whips James down the left. James stands firm in stopping him. The ball hits Benzema, who sends a fierce shot into the goal. Silva throws the ball over the bar – only! – and nothing comes from the corner, despite Mindy’s undisguised flutter.
22 minutes: Loftus-Cheek has a drill of 25 yards. He hit his shot directly on Casemiro. Until the other end, Mindy in Chelsea Target didn’t have much to do.
21 minutes: Both groups of fans are doing a lot at the moment. No wonder there, with everything delicately balanced. in past years, Chelsea He’ll still need two more targets, or they’ll go out. But there is no longer a premium on away goals, and they just need a goal now to improve it. They fan themselves to get it, as well, Werner nearly cleared down the left, shot off by Carvajal’s sliding block.
19 minutes: Vinicius drives down the left and slips. He tries to release Benzema with a clever canal strike, but veteran old Thiago Silva reads the danger and the objections.
17 minutes: Real Madrid seemed to respond at short notice, as James gave the ball away and allowed Vinicius to run down the left quickly. He’s gone into the box and he must have a crack, because there’s no one else with him. But he does not imagine the narrow corner, and does not intersect with anyone in particular.
Chelsea navigate patiently. Pass, pass, pass. The crowd got a little angry. Then, suddenly, a ball fell into the left inner channel by Kovacic. Helped by Loftus-Cheek and Werner, the Mount in the box is suddenly torn down the middle! He opens his body and sends a confident – and powerful – side Courtois to the right of the goal!
13 minutes: Valverde’s sevens grabbed 30 yards from his own goal, surrounded by yellow jerseys. Werner and Havertz fuse down the left inner channel, and the ball swings into the penalty area before escaping from a corner kick. Rudiger meets the set piece, and sends a clear header over the bar. much better than Chelsea.
11 minutes: Vinicius suddenly turns on the jets to drill into the left inner channel. James was caught with flat feet, and Chelsea The man has to pull him back before the attacker can break into the box. Reservation for James. Benzema takes a free kick, directly to the left of D.
9 minutes: By the way, the Bernabeu is bouncing back, although a large number of seats are currently out of order due to construction work. No wonder, because the riyal began to dominate.
7 minutes: Vinicuis is sent off the left sideline, who got on to Benzema’s rear wheel. His low cross finds no one, but this is the first sign of what kind of reaction he caused Chelsea Lots of trouble last week.
6 minutes: Modric wanders around the central circle as if he owns the place, which the little genius does. He makes a gentle pass through the right inner channel hoping to release Vinicius Jr., but Mindy reads the danger, and comes out of his chest to sweep. Good game all round.
4 minutes: A long speculative scroll down the real right almost exposes it Chelsea. Valverde rides behind, but Kovacic gets in the way and eliminates the danger. Also, there was no one else in yellow anywhere nearby, and on the bench, Thomas Tuchel reacts accordingly, by jumping and screaming. He’s got the right funk!
3 minutes: Little Chelsea Possession in the middle of the park. Lots of beeps from home fans who didn’t like it once.
2 minutes: Courtois runs long…straight to Mendy in the other goal. Everything is a bit hectic.
Really, get the ball rolling, and pump it forward quickly. goal kick for Chelsea, but the hosts made a statement early on. They want to settle this tie!
The difference is out! real madrid They wear the famous white meringue, while the European champions dress them up in the 1980s. We will leave after a quick explosion of the priest Zadok (Transcript).
reminder of that Chelsea They are not the only team hoping to return tonight. Bayern Munich late with a goal against Villarreal. Barry Glendinning would be more than that.
Thomas Tuchel speaks to BT Sport. “Everyone wants an early goal in every little game! But even if the first goal tonight is real madridWe won’t stop, we’ll try. Of course we’ll try to get proof that we might get into their minds and cause some doubts, but if that’s the case, we’ll keep trying. We have to take some risks and take advantage of the best counter pressure. Timo Werner is part of it. At Southampton he hit the post three times, scored two goals and some assists, so I hope he can keep the momentum and keep going.”
Lots of old pre-game reading for you. first of Chelsea impression…
… then who La Perspectiva del Real Madrid.
Real Madrid make just one change to the named team at Stamford Bridge last week. Eder Militao is stopped, so Nacho comes.
Chelsea mixed it up, and made four changes to their starting line-up last Wednesday. Christian Pulisic, Andreas Christensen, Jorginho and captain Cesar Azpilicueta fall to the bench to be replaced by Marcos Alonso, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Timo Werner. N’Golo Kanté will replace Azpilicueta and withdraw the captain’s badge.
real madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Nacho, Alaba, Mendy, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Subs: Asensio, Marcelo, Lunin, Jovic, Lucas, Bale, Ceballos, Rodrygo, Mariano, Camavinga, Voedias, Marine.
Chelsea: Mendy, James, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Alonso, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Kante, Mount, Havertz, Werner.
Subs: Arrizabalaga, Christensen, Jorginho, Pulisic, Bettinelli, Chalobah, Saul, Ziyech, Azpilicueta, Sarr, Vale.
to rule: Shimon Marciniak (Poland).
If history tells us anything, it’s Chelsea’s defense of them Champions League The title expires tonight. That’s because Real Madrid beat them 3-1 at Stamford Bridge last week, and when Real Madrid won away in Europe, they made 94.4% of the time. That’s 34 times in 36 games. It’s fair to say that Chelsea are up against it statistically.
However, one man at Chelsea was responsible for one of the times Real Madrid failed to qualify. In 2019, Hakim Ziyech scored the first goal in Ajax’s impressive 4-1 victory at the Bernabeu, eliminating champions Real from the competition they had won for three consecutive years, despite losing the first leg 2-1 in Amsterdam. So he knows he can do it. Chelsea will support the memories of last season when they fell real madrid in the semi-finals. Real Madrid is still the frontrunner to go forward, of course… but nothing has been signed and sealed yet. The match begins at the Bernabéu at 8 pm GMT, 9 pm in Madrid. It’s up!
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