Chelsea FC is in the Champions League final! Thomas Tuchel’s team won the second leg against Real Madrid 2-0 (1-0) after a 1-1 draw in the first leg. The final will take place in Istanbul on May 29th, the opponents of the Blues will be Manchester City.
The game was clearly distributed: Real had the ball and had ball possession values of almost 70 percent, Chelsea stood well spaced against the ball and sought his salvation in the switching game.
This plan worked better for the Blues, they were the more offensive team. The Madrilenians tried to take control of the game, but as Chelsea always had enough man behind the ball and defended attentively to the front, nothing compelling came out except for a Benzema shot that was nicely defused by Mendy (26 ‘).
Moments later, the home side went in front after Kante turned it up and his movement messed up the Real Defense. As here, the staggering in depth at Real was often not right, as was shown in several good counter-opportunities for the Londoners.
After the break, Chelsea were on the trigger as in the early stages of the first leg and should have closed the bag after Real’s counter-protection failed several times: Havertz’s bar header (47th) and the free shots from Mount (53rd), Havertz (59th) ) and Kante (66th) in front of Courtois were all screwed.
Chelsea FC – Real Madrid: the line-ups
Chelsea: Mendy – Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger – Azpilicueta (88th James), Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell – Havertz (90th + 4 Giroud), Werner (67th Pulisic), Mount (89th Ziyech).
Real: Courtois – Nacho, Militao, Ramos, Mendy (63rd Valverde) – Kroos, Casemiro (76th Rodrygo), Modric – Vinicius Jr. (63rd Asensio), Benzema, Hazard (89th Diaz).
Gates: 1-0 Werner (28th), 2-0 Mount (85th).
Outstanding performance from the midfielder, who tirelessly intercepted balls and went on the offensive. Without his turning up, the 1-0 would not have been possible, even before the 2-0, winning the ball was decisive.
As in the first leg, the Brazilian made a completely pale appearance, who until his substitution after a good hour recorded most of the ball losses on the part of Real and did not appear offensively.