Real Madrid had a perfect match for themselves in London, except that Thibault Courtois was sad in a goalkeeper way that he could not keep a clean sheet, but otherwise it’s a sin to complain about the “creamy”: they won the first-ever victory over Chelsea in an official match, scored three goals on the field of current European club champions. Karim Benzema was once again unstoppable, the Frenchman scored a hat-trick in the second consecutive Champions League match, hurting Chelsea after PSG. Two dainty headers and a penalty on the scoreboard for a mistake made by Edouard Mendy and Antonio Rüdiger. 3-1 at Stamford Bridge before the home match is a powerful bid to reach the semi-finals. Try this bet app in Tanzania and make your bets on Champions League games.
Not everything is decided yet
Of course, Chelsea will not give up. Even the demanding public, which will gather today in the stands of the Santiago Bernabeu, does not want this. Real Madrid fans love beautiful football more than victories, and there are several telling testimonies in the history of the club. The name of one of them is Capello. Don Fabio left the Real Madrid coaching team twice after league seasons because his football was too Italian and prim. Today in Madrid they are waiting for the show, and Carlo Ancelotti’s team is able to satisfy the request of the demanding public.
I would be surprised if Real Madrid calmly solve the problem and miss the opportunity to tickle the nerves of the fans. At the same time, we must understand that Chelsea’s comeback at the Santiago Bernabéu will be an extraordinary event. Madrid themselves have repeatedly shown amazing home matches after unsuccessful away matches in the relegation confrontations, but in order not to go further, having won by two goals on the road, this is nonsense. If Real Madrid miss out on a ticket to the semi-finals in such a situation, this will be one of the darkest days in the history of the Royal Club. And a great day for Chelsea.
A week ago, Real Madrid managed to beat Chelsea for the first time in six official matches. The Blues have won three of their previous five matches and drawn twice against Madrid.
It is interesting that only in the seventh match of the confrontation between Real and Chelsea will converge at the Santiago Bernabeu, so far the Londoners have not encountered the magic of this stadium. Three meetings took place on neutral grounds in Piraeus Greece (the 1970/71 Cup Winners’ Cup Final, which required a replay) and Monaco (the 1998 UEFA Super Cup scramble), played twice at Stamford Bridge, and Real Madrid played the only home game against the Blues at Alfredo Di Stefano last year.
Real Madrid has won 6 of their last 7 Champions League matches. Failure befell the team of Carlo Ancelotti only in the away game with PSG (0:1).
Chelsea and Real Madrid have 6 wins in the last 10 Champions League games.