Real Madrid crashed out of the Champions League after Chelsea secured a 3-1 aggregate win in the semi-final of the competition.
Chelsea defeated Real Madrid 2-0 at the Stamford Bridge to secure a passage to the Champions League final against Manchester City. Timo Werner and Mason Mount in either half to complete a 3-1 aggregate triumph over the 13-time European champions.
Although Los Blancos dominated possession, they were completely outplayed tactically and struggled to cope with Chelsea in defensive and offensive transitions. Real Madrid did not create any clear-cut chances, whereas the Blues had numerous opportunities to score.
Despite a turbulent start to the season, the west Londoners are now on track to win the FA Cup and Champions League by the end of this month. Thomas Tuchel has surely done a brilliant job and his latest victory against Real Madrid was a testimony of his work.
Here is a look at the three talking points from the match.
REAL MADRID WERE THE SECOND BEST IN BOTH LEGS
Real Madrid were largely outplayed in both legs of the semi-final tie by Chelsea, who showed more desire and hunger to get to the final. Tuchel’s men nullified their opponent’s productive midfield by using their pace and overloading their own engine room. As such, Madrid were unable to create any major scoring chances in either leg.
Defensively, they were not at their best as they had numerous unfit players in Madrid as well as London. However, the Chelsea wingers took full advantage of Real’s attacking fullbacks and created opportunities from wide areas in good measure. Chelsea are potentially 90 minutes away from a European Cup win against all odds.