Thomas Tuchel was well aware that a good start was essential as they came back from two goals behind at the Santiago Bernabeu and that is exactly what he has.
After some stressful moments early on, Chelsea started making some holes on the left side and in the 15th minute Mason Mount took advantage. Surprised Timo Werner put the ball in Mount’s way and the England international finished off the first time past Thibaut Courtois to give Chelsea the lead.
This is the perfect start for Chelsea! ?
Lucky road to Mason Mount, but there was nothing lucky about the ending…?
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Mason Mountain. Patients.
The game started. ? pic.twitter.com/py92awXL9V
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Chelsea back too quickly in a tie? pic.twitter.com/H1RoPzlYLB
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This reduces the difference to one goal on aggregate (3-2) but gives the Blues great confidence that they can surprise Madrid. Karim Benzema’s hat-trick in the first leg gave Los Blancos a huge advantage but as it is clear, their defense is accessible, especially without suspended Eder Militao.
The two teams met in the semi-finals of the competition last night and Chelsea will be confident knowing they have the measure real madrid on that occasion.