GoldenNewsNg reports that the Real Madrid host Chelsea in the return leg of the Champions League Quarterfinals.
The game will decide which team advances to the Semifinals, with Madrid holding a 3-1 lead on aggregate after their solid performance in London a week ago.
Carlo Ancelotti and his men made a statement in that game, not only earning a solid result but also proving that they can compete against physical teams like the reigning European champions. Make no mistake, though. The tie is not over and Chelsea have the firepower to turn things around.
Fede Valverde will be expected to start alongside Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, as his presence increases Madrid’s chances of keeping up with Chelsea’s intensity in the midfield. Nacho will replace Militao in the center of the team’s defensive line and the London-based team will definitely try to exploit that particular weakness, as Nacho tends to struggle against physical attackers.
All is set for another Champions League classic, so make sure not to miss it!
Time: 21:00 CET (local time), 03:00pm EST.
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea Live update
This will be Chelsea’s first ever game at the Bernabeu in European competition, with last season’s away game at Real Madrid being played at the Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium. No English side has ever won at the Bernabeu in the Champions League by more than a single goal. Stage.
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Thomas Tuchel on how Chelsea plans to defend against Vinícius Júnior: "We have Reece in the area that Vinicius is dangerous and to match the speed of Vinicius."
Should be a tasty matchup. 😋 pic.twitter.com/P7H5epJVge
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