As indicated by the trend, Real Madrid had an important advantage Against Chelsea in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-finalsCarlo Ancelotti’s side can travel to London very relaxed looking to close out the series and return to the semi-finals.
Without much opposition from those led by Frank Lampard, On this occasion Madrid won 2-0 with a great combination of individuality not making as much of a difference as on previous occasions.
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Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio were responsible for giving Madrid half a ticket to the semi-finals, where they will face Manchester City, In what will be a repeat of the last edition’s semi-final, where the Merengue defeated the Citizens in an epic comeback.
Keys to Real Madrid’s win over Chelsea in the Champions League
The Italian coach once again lectured on how to set up a match and make it easy to watch. Ancelotti neutralized Chelsea, which, despite not having the best performances, had footballers capable of hurting Real Madrid.But precisely the coach of the white club knew how to remove those dangerous men from Lampard’s team, especially from the midfield.
Benzema’s weight in crucial moments
Benzema’s importance resurfaced, The Frenchman once again carried the team on his shoulders and showed that he always appears at important moments as he was responsible for opening the scoring, The same thing that made Real Madrid’s competitive process easier, in this case the Ballon d’Or was not dependent on its key figures to go beyond the goal.
Expulsion of Chilwell
If Chelsea have any hope of a comeback, It was probably spoiled after the sacking of Ben Chilwell, who left the Blues.It ended in upset, as minutes later the home team finished with a goal from Marco Asensio after some great joint play.
Contrary to what Ancelotti did in Madrid, Chelsea continue to show that they lack solid foundations on the pitch, although Lampard has changed things up. The attacking weight of the team is a great feature that should continue in this team, which has plenty of players to play better than that.
Rudiger’s save sweep
Late in the game, Chelsea had the chance to take home a goal by dismissing the score on Mason Mount’s boots, however, Rudiger’s timely sweep. He kept out the goal for the Blues and left Madrid with a comfortable advantage they will look to extend at Stamford Bridge.