REAL MADRID – CHELSEA FOOT. The merengues validated their ticket for the semifinals of the Champions League after a totally crazy game. Leading (3-0) on the scoreboard and therefore practically eliminated, Carlo Ancelotti’s men managed to lower the score to play extra time. Triple scorer in the first leg, Karim Benzema scored Madrid’s second goal in the 96th minute of play and gave Merengue the qualification. Game overview.
An ode to football. This Tuesday, Real Madrid and Chelsea met in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Champions League at the Santiago Bernabeu. A totally crazy meeting that will go down in the annals of the competition. After the victory (3-1) at Stamford Bridge, Carlo Ancelotti’s men probably thought they had done the hard part. It was without counting on the offensive army of the Blues and the talent of their coach Thomas Tuchel. From the kick-off of the second leg, the Blues are ahead of their rival. In the 15th minute, Mount, well served by Werner, opened the scoring with a nice curled shot. Totally dominated, the people of Madrid lack solutions and return to the locker room with their heads down. In the second half, the Blues continued to crush their rival and doubled the bet thanks to a helmet from Rüdiger (51′). Moments later, the Bernabéu is scared. Alonso finds the net with a clean shot, finally denied by a handball. The referee’s decision is welcomed as a goal by the Madridistas and the public, but the Merengue ship continues to sink. In the 75th minute, in a great class action by Werner, the German scored the ko goal. Carlo Ancelotti’s men are then eliminated. The Italian coach decides to bring in Rodrygo who puts the two teams tied on his first ball of the match thanks to a caviar from the outside of Modric’s foot (80th). At the end of regulation time, the two teams are back to back. With their backs to the wall, the meringues gain momentum in extra time and rely on Benzema’s realism. In a cross from Vinicius, the Frenchman scored the goal (3-2) that allowed Real Madrid to take the lead. Despite some fiery actions from the Blues, Carlo Ancelotti’s men finally validated their ticket to the Champions League semi-finals after a totally crazy game.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men validated their ticket to the semifinals of the competition in the last thread, thanks to a goal in extra time from Karim Benzema. It is the 15th time in the history of the competition that the meringues have qualified for the quarterfinals of the competition. This is his tenth participation in the last 12 editions of the competition.
Before the final whistle between Real and Chelsea, the French midfielder Eduardo Camavinga gave his impressions into the Canal + microphone: “This game was crazy again. We managed to come back after a bad start to the game. We fought and believed in it until the end “Until the end” as they say here. At half-time the coach told us not to be scared and to always go forward. Here we are qualified for the semi-finals but we still have important games to play, especially in the league”.
Real Madrid was hot. Led (3-0), Carlo’s men took on water in abundance in this match against the Blues. They were also virtually eliminated for 5 minutes after Timo Werner’s goal (75th) and before Rodrydgo’s (80th) achievement with his first ball of the match.
It’s done ! The meringues validated their ticket to the semifinals of the competition after a crazy lost match (3-2). A scorer in the 96th minute of the game, Karim Benzema allowed Madrid to take the lead in both games (5-4).
The superiority of Chelsea FC can be seen in the numbers: at the end of this game, possession of the ball was unquestionably in their favor (54% compared to 46% for Real Madrid). The Londoners also created the most serious chances, with 6 shots on goal against Real Madrid’s 4 shots on goal, and therefore logically won this match (2-3).
There will be 3 minutes of added time in this final match Real – Chelsea. The Madrid public contains this breath.
The Madrid defender is booked for a foul in midfield by Hakim Ziyech. New yellow card in this Real – Chelsea.
Reece James’s perfect center takes it to the near post Havertz that doesn’t fit. It was a draw for the Blues.
An attempt, then a second are countered in extremis by Alaba and then by Valverde in the Madrid box. Carlo Ancelotti’s men are under pressure but solid in extra time.
Found by Havertz to the left of the surface, Ziyech tries his luck. His shot from the left is repelled by Courtois, always attentive.
A lot of tension at the end of the match: Tuchel and Azpilicueta are booked for their behavior on the London bench.
The Blues can believe it. There are still 10 minutes left in this second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals to try to equalize (5-5) in the set of the two games.
What cold blood of the meringue goalkeepers. Pressured by Havertz, the Belgian eliminates his opponent with a perfectly executed uppercut. The public thanked.
The Blues try again to try to find the nets. Tempers flared at the end of the match and Carlo Ancelotti’s men tried to gain time.
Thomas Tuchel makes two new changes in this Real – Chelsea: Kovacic and Loftus-Cheek are replaced by Ñiguez and Jorginho.
The 2nd part of extra time kicks off at the Santiago Bernabéu after a short break and a change of sides. Real Madrid and Chelsea FC must now finish to make room for the future. We are 2-3 in this very end of the game.
Real Madrid have one foot in the semi-finals after Karim Benzema’s headed goal in extra time. The meringues led (5-4) in the set of the two meetings.
Benzema recovers high and finds Camavinga who tries his luck from the left. His heavy punch goes right over Blues’ cage.
Another warning in this Real – Chelsea: this time it is Ziyech who receives the warning after a foul on Vázquez.
New change for the Blues in this Real – Chelsea: Kanté is replaced by Ziyech at the end of the match.
Camavinga picks up the ball in midfield and throws Vinicus deep. The Brazilian accelerates, enters the area and delays before focusing on the penalty spot. He is taken out of the head by Benzema who leaves no chance for Mendy.
Karim Benzema closes the gap for Real Madrid in this duel against Chelsea FC. We played the 96th minute of the game in this 1st half. The score is 2-3 at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Good job by Lucas Vázquez who crossed to the far post. Benzema heads in the direction of Vinicius. The danger is cleared by Kanté.
It is the first time in this edition of the Champions League that two teams have to decide in extra time. At stake, a place for the semifinals of C1.