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Real Madrid drag Chelsea into the semi-final first leg of the Champions League

 The Champions League semi-final first-leg matches will start at nine in the evening, Tuesday, with a fiery confrontation between Real Madrid and Chelsea, which will be held at the "Alfredo Di Stefano" stadium, the stronghold of the royal team, as both teams seek match points before the return confrontation It will take place on the fifth of next month at "Stamford Bridge".


Real Madrid against Chelsea

 

Real Madrid qualified as the leaders of the second group in the first round of the Champions League, then bypassed Atalanta in the round of 16, before crossing Liverpool in the quarter-finals.


On the other hand, Chelsea led the fifth group in the Champions League, and managed to qualify in the round of sixteen at the expense of Atletico Madrid, before overcoming Porto in the quarter-finals.


Real Madrid against Chelsea

 

Real Madrid suffers from many absences, headed by Sergio Ramos and Valverde, due to the first infection with the Corona virus and the second contact with one of the infected, and Mendy and Vasquez are also absent for infection.

Toni Kroos returned to the team's training and is expected to lead the midfield of the royal team in the match.


Toni Kroos missed Real Madrid's last 3 matches in the La Liga championship, and trained alone in the gymnasium, despite the absence of a clear injury, but he was suffering from a muscle strain, after which he returned to regular training in the royal.


Real Madrid against Chelsea

 

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said at the press conference yesterday, "The Chelsea match is the most difficult because it is the next match, but of course we have other important matches. We are ready and we want to make a good match, and the most important thing is to compete well."

Zidane added, "It will be difficult because it is a semi-final, Chelsea is a complete team, as it defends and attacks well. We have to focus a lot, and we have to be at our best in attack to damage Chelsea."


Real Madrid against Chelsea

 

And he continued, "At the moment, Chelsea is wonderful in this version of the Champions League, this is a different match from the previous matches, and Chelsea has experience in all tournaments, and of course our goal is to present two wonderful matches in the semi-finals."

 


Real Madrid against Chelsea

 

 

According to the official UEFA website, the expected formation of the Real Madrid team is as follows: "Courtois, Nacho, Varane, Militao, Mindy, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Junior."

While the expected formation of the English Chelsea team comes as follows: Mindy, Azpilicuita, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Werner.


Real Madrid against Chelsea

 

Chelsea outperforms in the number of wins in the Champions League matches this season by 7 confrontations, two draws and one loss, while Real Madrid has achieved a victory in 6 confrontations, a draw in two matches and a similar loss.

Chelsea were also able to score 19 goals, while Real Madrid scored 18, which confirms the parity of the two teams in the Champions League, which will cause both coaching managers Zinedine Zidane and Thomas Tuchel to suffer.

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