Real Madrid vs Chelsea in the Champions League

Real Madrid vs Chelsea once again in the Champions League. The current European champions, Real Madrid is in an excellent position to advance their UEFA Champions League Semi-Final by winning the game against Chelsea. In the opening leg of the quarter-final, goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio give Madrid a 2-0 lead. Chelsea, on the other hand, has lost four of their previous five games. The second leg between Chelsea and Madrid will be played on 19th April at Stamford Bridge, London.

Real Madrid vs Chelsea
Real Madrid vs Chelsea

Head-to-Head: Real Madrid vs Chelsea

Out of eight matches played between Chelsea and Real Madrid, Chelsea has won four matches, two of the matches were drawn, and two were lost with Real Madrid. Both of these teams are the most successful team in the history of the Champions League.

Match Preview: Real Madrid vs Chelsea

Chelsea still has a chance to tie after losing 2-0 to Real Madrid in the first leg. They were outplayed, and with a red card and being a goal down, the result wasn’t too disastrous. However, overcoming the deficit will be very tough based on historical statistics. Real Madrid has progressed in 18 out of 19 similar situations in the past, with only one exception in 2003-04 against Monaco. Real Madrid is experienced in handling such advantages. They have a strong track record in the Champions League, winning nine out of their last 11 matches. Another win is their target once again.

Recent Form

Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea is having a tough time. The team lost all three games under his leadership against Wolves, Real Madrid, and Brighton. The recent defeat against Brighton was particularly disappointing, with Chelsea facing a lot of shots and conceding the most expected goals in a game this season. Chelsea has been struggling at home in the Premier League as they have lost their four matches. On the other hand, Real Madrid had a good win against Cadiz, with a high number of shots attempted and expected goals. However, they are still behind Barcelona in the league.

Chelsea finished their group stage by being at the top. They supressed Milan, RB Salzburg, and Dinamo Zagreb. Real Madrid, on the other hand, also ended the group stage as group leader by dominating other group members.

Conclusion

Madrid leading by 2-0 will be thinking of continuing to maintain the difference. Chelsea on other hand wants to win the leg and lead in aggregate. Karim Benzema for Real Madrid and Kai Havertz from Chelsea are the key players who can change the face of the game between Real Madrid vs Chelsea.

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