27 Apr 2022 | 08:53 | Football
Despite having to be a guest at the Bernabeu, Chelsea showed great determination and rushed into attack immediately after the opening whistle. For Real Madrid, Ancelotti’s team actively played low and played more cautiously.
In the 15th minute, Mason Mount’s goal helped the Blues take the lead, and the atmosphere of the game became even hotter. With Werner having poor possession, he created the conditions for the English star to jump up and launch a dangerous cut to beat Courtois.
An early goal helped boost the morale of the Chelsea players. At the same time, Real Madrid also behaved very embarrassedly and completely lost to their opponents.
In the next quarter, Mount, Kovacic or Rudiger almost appeared against the goals of the Blancos. However, a brilliant save by Thibaut Courtois negated all of that and prevented the visitors from scoring any further goals.
Into the second half, Chelsea continued to increase the pressure, scoring the second goal only 6 minutes after the ball rolled. From a teammate’s corner, Rudiger headed in, bravely into the far corner of Thibaut Courtois’ goal.
In the 62nd minute, Marcos Alonso quickly counterattacked the ball into Real Madrid’s net. Unfortunately, the referee confirmed after consulting VAR that the 32-year-old let the ball touch his own hands before finishing the game and the goal was disallowed.
However, fans of the Blue Shirts won’t have to regret it for long. Marcos Alonso had a good position for Werner to escape in the 75th minute. The German striker calmly handled two Real Madrid defenders before hitting Courtois to make it 3-0.
However, at the most difficult time for Real Madrid, their star spoke up. In the 80th minute, Luka Modric made a clever pass from the outside cheek to let Rodrigo go off the court and shot Chelsea to reduce the score to 1-3.
The aggregate score of the two games was a 4-4 draw, and Chelsea and Real Madrid were forced to enter two extra-times. In the 96th minute, Camavinga intercepted the ball and passed it to Vinicius to get rid of the speed limit. The Brazilian star made a cross to make Benzema bounce high and hit Mendy to rewrite the score to 2-3.
With this result, although Real Madrid lost, they still won the right to continue the game with a total score of 5-4 after 2 games. The White Eagle’s opponent will be the winner of the match between Manchester City and Atletico Madrid.
real: Courtois, Carvajal, Nacho, Alaba, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Vinicius, Benzema
Chelsea: Mendy, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Alonso, James, Kante, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Mount, Havertz, Werner.
December 11th, 2021
December 11th, 2021