Real madrid takes control over Chelsea
Watch Real madrid vs Chelsea highlights as madrid takes control over the Chelsea In the first leg of the quarter finals of the champions league after Chilwell was sent off at Santiago Bernaber on yesterday’s match.
While Chilwell was sent off with a red card on the second half of the match, Karima and Asensio score made madrid’s position stable in the champions league.
Real madrid vs Chelsea highlights
Karim Benzema’s first half goal on the 21st minute took control of the first leg, in the champions league quarter finals match, mean while frank lampard’s side was desperate as they lost Chilwell on the professional foul in the second half. Then Marco Asensio doubled the club’s score, giving the upper hand for the Real madrid.
The match became a damage limitation exercise for Lampard’s side in order to stay in the tie for the return leg in London but Marco Asensio doubled the Champions League holders’ lead with a low strike that Kepa Arrizabalaga could not keep out.
It would have been a disappointing evening for owner Todd Boehly, who was in Madrid watching the game and confidently predicted a 3-0 win for his side.
Chelsea, who were denied a late Mason Mount goal by a brilliant block by former team-mate Antonio Rudiger, remain with an outside hope for next Tuesday’s second leg but will need to score at least twice to keep their season alive something they have only done four times in their last 22 fixtures.
This clash never sparked into the same levels of excitement with Chelsea clearly lacking confidence in forward areas having failed to score in their previous three games.
Joao Felix could have changed the momentum of this tie after just two minutes but he failed to find a way past Thibaut Courtois when through on goal. Real eventually settled into their stride with Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior winning their battles down the wings.
Vinicius made the telling contribution for the opening goal, sneaking behind Wesley Fofana before testing Kepa with a low finish. The Chelsea goalkeeper could only parry the chance away to Benzema, who has now scored 13 goals in his last nine Champions League knockout phase matches.
That was one of eight shots on target Madrid peppered Chelsea’s goal with in the first 45 minutes as Lampard’s side did well to stay in the game with Kepa showing sharp reflexes to deny Federico Valverde just before the break.
Frank Lampard on postmatch interview
Lampard said: “We’re realistic, we’re 2-0 down against Real Madrid but that’s done now. I’ve been involved with games that change. We’re in a different place now where we want to prove some things wrong, to change the tone, to change the story. We went with 10 men against Real Madrid and it was a disappointing night for the lads but I also saw they gave everything.
“It will be different next week, we weren’t favourites yesterday, we aren’t favourites today. That’s football. The possibilities are ours if we take them.”
Ancelotti on postmatch interview
Ancelotti, meanwhile, insisted he was happy with the two-goal margin of victory and shrugged off suggestions that they should have killed the tie.
“Don’t forget that Chelsea has a good team and good players,” he told of his former side. “We won 2-0 and we took advantage of this game.
“It’s not done yet. We have to fight and sacrifice at Stamford Bridge. This is absolutely normal. It’s the quarter-final of the Champions League.
“We are satisfied with the game. It was a good game and now we focus on the next one.
“When they played with 10 men, they put a low block and it was not easy to find a solution.
“We spent a lot of energy in the game to try to press high, so at the end we were not so fresh to try to be able to find solutions. I think the result was good and also the performance.
“My players understand there is another 90 minutes to play. It will be difficult and we have to be ready.”