For all of his remarkable success in little over a year at Stamford Bridge, it has been a case of control over the type of white-knuckle rides served up by his countryman Jurgen Klopp, or the purity of Pep Guardiola’s attacks. Pep Guardiola’s side scored four – and it is no exaggeration to say they could and should have doubled that figure. However, they made the perfect start in Madrid courtesy of Mason Mount’s effort, with Antonio Rudiger later putting them level in the tie with away goals scrapped in this year’s competition. De son côté, si Barcelone est encore en pleine préparation, on se doute que le duel avec le Real Madrid sera le match dans le match. L’équipe anglaise a battu Southampton avec un score de 6-0 ce week-end et je pense qu’ils joueront également un football courageux dans ce match. Over the 90 minutes it felt like we could have won by a better score. Pour l’intégralité des 38 journées que comptent la Liga Santander, l’actuel championnat Espagnol de foot de première division, vous pourrez savoir dans quel stade se déroule la partie et dans le cas du match retour, connaître le score du match aller de la première partie de la compétition.
C’est le premier match de la phase de poules et on a besoin de tous les joueurs. Comment construire à partir de ce match ? Timo Werner’s effort then looked to be sending Chelsea through against all the odds after a Marcos Alonso strike was ruled out by VAR, only for the genius of Luka Modric to tee up substitute Rodrygo for a crucial effort to force extra-time. Luka Modric was enraged when the referee claimed the shot had been deflected off his boot – and Madrid soon became even more unhappy when Mount’s resulting cross found an unmarked Antonio Rudiger who made no mistake with the cross. Bernardo Silva is focusing on the positive despite the obvious frustrations, with City still in a good position going into next week’s second leg in Madrid. Parfaitement trouvé sur la gauche de la surface madrilène, Karim Benzema tente une reprise mais se retrouve contré par Thiago Silva. “I honestly think for the first 20 minutes we were so, so good,” Silva said. We were dead until the goal that we scored. Real Madrid leads Barcelona by two points, and it looks as if the head-to-head battle may continue until the last day.
“I think this is the wrong time to do this after a final whistle from 120 minutes where one team gave all their hearts and fought until the last drop. For all Real took advantage of their chances, City could have scored four or five in that first-half. The same could not be said for a Rudiger long-range blast on 10 minutes that Thibaut Courtois had to punch away. The three Premier League and three La Liga teams in the last eight avoided each other, with Manchester City up against Atletico Madrid, Liverpool taking on Benfica while Villarreal will play Bayern Munich. Auréolée d’un 35e titre de champion d’Espagne, la Casa Blanca est également qualifiée pour la finale de la Ligue des Champions, qui se déroulera au Stade de France le 28 mai prochain, face à Liverpool. Les Madrilènes vont devoir marquer pour espérer rejoindre la finale de Ligue des champions et Manchester City. Even if their reign as European champions was ended by Real Madrid, this was a night that pointed to the promise of an even brighter future under their manager. It’s hard to reconcile that potential achievement with their erratic performances en route to Kiev. The Alonso goal could have momentarily put Chelsea up 4-3 on aggregate and dealt Real Madrid a serious blow to their hopes of pulling through.
A 4-3 scoreline means this semi-final is deliciously poised for the second leg and next week cannot come soon enough. “The positive is that we didn’t give up and not many teams can come here and dominate them as we did. “I did not see the goal, but I told him that I was super disappointed that he does not come out and check it on his own. James Robson was our man at the Bernabeu tonight and you can find out how he rated Thomas Tuchel’s side here. Tuchel was also furious that referee Marciniak did not review the footage himself after the VAR ruled out Marcos Alonso’s second-half effort for handball at the Bernabeu. Asked in the aftermath whether he felt the tie was still alive, the Chelsea boss replied: “no”. This was Chelsea at full throttle, with the shackles off – and it was thrilling. To say that Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was not best pleased with Polish referee Szymon Marciniak last night is perhaps a slight understatement. He produced a Champions League comeback for the ages, a show of courage that will live long in the memory of the supporters who made it here to the Bernabeu and Chelsea fans watching around the world.