Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Karim Benzema Ends the Blues’ Champions League Dream
Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Karim Benzema Ends the Blues’ Champions League Dream.
Reigning European champions, Chelsea, have been eliminated from the Champions League in the quarter-final stage. The Blues suffered a 5-4 aggregate loss in the hands of Real Madrid to bow out of the continental competition.
Having suffered a 3-1 defeat in the first leg of the tie played at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea had a mountain to climb during their trip to Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night, April 12.
Despite their elimination, the Premier League giants went down fighting as they nearly staged a dramatic comeback away in Spain. Thomas Tuchel’s charges put Real Madrid to the sword from the blow of the whistle seeking to cause a major European upset.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 12, 2022
The visitors took an early lead after just 15 minutes of action, with Mason Mount scoring the opener as he sent a confident and powerful sidefoot past Thibaut Courtois.