Chelsea headed to this week’s game at the Bernabeu looking to overturn a 3-1 deficit from the previous second leg.
A daunting task to say the least, but Chelsea actually succeeded. Thomas Tuchel’s tactical patchwork worked wonders at night and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, whom Tuchel had ordered to drift into midfield when Chelsea were in possession of Chelsea, was crucial to the first goal – providing an advance assist and dragging David Alaba out of position to allow Mason Mount With clear progression towards the goal:
This is the perfect start for Chelsea! 🔥
A lucky road for Mason Mount, but nothing lucky about the end… 🎯
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Then Chelsea added two more goals from Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner.
However, in the end, despite being the worst team of the day, Real Madrid shone and rose to their global stars.
Firstly, Luka Modric played simply superb ball to replace Rodrygo to bring the equaliser back to par. Then, in overtime, a resplendent Karim Benzema got a cross finish from Vinicius Junior’s Laird winner.
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What did Benzema want from Reece James?
The man who should have been keeping a close eye on Vinicius when he helped Benzema was Reece James.
However, it is to James’s credit that those were his only periods of reign on a great night for the Englishman.
His show was so good that James was Requested On his shirt by the best player in the world now, Karim Benzema.