Real Madrid vs Chelsea Champions League Preview & Live TV Info: Los Blancos' superiority

Real Madrid vs Chelsea semi final champions league
 Real Madrid vs Chelsea
 Real Madrid vs Chelsea
Champions League - Semi-Final
Wednesday, April 28 2021
12:30 midnight Indian time
Alfredo Di Stefano

Match Finished

Real Madrid | 1 - 1 | Chelsea

Real Madrid
Real Madrid XI:  
 Modric, Benzema, Kroos, Marcelo, Courtois, Casemiro, Nacho, Carvajal, Varane, Militao, Vinicius

👥 Subs: Hazard, Isco, Mariano, Odriozola, Asensio, A. Lunin, Antonio Blanco, Miguel Gutiérrez, Rodrygo, Altube, Sergio Arribas
Chelsea XI: 
Thiago Silva, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Rudiger, Christensen, E. Mendy, Kante, Werner, Mount, Chilwell, Pulisic

👥 Subs: Caballero, Giroud, Alonso, Zouma, Emerson, Kepa, Ziyech, Abraham, Havertz, Reece James, Hudson-Odoi, Gilmour
Match Preview

The first match of the Champions League semi-final between Real Madrid vs Chelsea will take place on Tuesday midnight, April 28, 2021. The two teams are lame when it comes to the number of titles in the highest European club tournament.

Speaking of reputation in this elite competition, Madrid is far superior. Madrid is the record holder of 13 titles (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018). Meanwhile, Chelsea has only won this competition once, namely in 2012.

However, Chelsea has a good record, which has never lost against Madrid. Previously, Chelsea had beaten Madrid in the 1971 European Cup Winners' Cup final (1-1, 2-1 replay) and in the 1998 UEFA Super Cup final (1-0).

Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel has never lost against Madrid. Tuchel previously faced Madrid with Borussia Dortmund in the 2016/17 Champions League group stage (2-2 home, 2-2 away) and with PSG in the group stage last season (3-0 home, 2-2 away).

Another interesting side is the reunion of the exes. Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois from the Madrid camp are two former Chelsea players. Meanwhile, Mateo Kovacic and Marco Alonso from Chelsea's side are two former Madrid players.

However, there is one that is 'hot'. It involved Madrid striker Karim Benzema and Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud. These two players are 'enemies' in the French national team. Since several years ago, Benzema has never been called up to the national team, and coach Didier Deschamps prefers Giroud. This match can be a proving ground for Benzema, especially if Giroud also takes to the field.

Madrid and Chelsea have both eliminated representatives from opposing countries in the knockout phase this season. Madrid knocked out Liverpool in the quarter-finals 3-1 on aggregate thanks to goals from Vinicius Junior (2) and Marco Asensio in the first leg at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. Meanwhile, Chelsea eliminated city rivals Real Madrid, namely Atletico Madrid in the last 16, where Chelsea won 3-0 on aggregate (1-0 away, 2-0 at home).

In terms of performance, these two teams are both quite convincing. Zinedine Zidane's Madrid is unbeaten in their last 17 matches in all competitions. Meanwhile, Tuchel's Chelsea has lost just two of their 21 matches.

Tuchel's Chelsea is still unbeaten in their away matches in all competitions (W8 D2 L0). Can Los Blancos tarnish the positive record for the Blues at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano later?

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