Benzema took his season’s tally to 37 goals in 36 matches for Real, handing his side a major chance of making the semi-finals in their bid to land a 14th Champions League title. The theory, when he returned to Chelsea from Inter Milan in the summer, was that Lukaku would be the missing piece in a side that had won the Champions League but was still prone to over-generosity in front of goal. Chelsea did manage to muster many more chances in extra-time, with Hakim Ziyech stinging the palms of Courtois at his near post along with spurned chances from Havertz and Jorginho, but the tired Blues legs could not muster another goal to keep themselves at Europe’s top table this season. Times and circumstances have changed and this time Chelsea will be at the Bernabeu rather than behind closed doors at what was effectively Real’s training ground. Despite stirring scenes of protests outside Premier League stadiums last weekend, Real Madrid’s – admittedly remote – training ground was untouched by any sign of discontent with the club. Asked if the tie was still alive Tuchel replied “no” but Chelsea will still travel to Madrid with some hope. In all honesty, it has been quite difficult to get a read on Real Madrid over the second half of this season.
Havertz’s goal has given Chelsea hope, but they will need a big improvement to keep pace with Ancelotti’s men after the break. Christian Pulisic grabbed Chelsea an away goal in a soaking wet contest at Valdebebas but Madrid will be satisfied too, after recovering from a chastening opening half an hour before Benzema’s brilliance left the tie in the balance. Après le transfert d’Aurélien Tchouaméni, le Real Madrid explorerait toujours quelques pistes pour se renforcer notamment dans le secteur offensif. Cependant, la monarchie est abolie en 1931 et le club de la capitale perd la mention « Real » qui figurait dans son nom, ainsi que la couronne qui figurait sur son blason. Le club de Florentino Perez a ainsi réalisé les transferts les plus dingues de l’histoire. En plus de ce salaire confortable, Antonio Rüdiger va toucher une prime de 8 millions d’euros lissée sur les quatre saisons à venir, à savoir 2 millions d’euros par an. Pour les nouveaux maillots Olympique Lyonnais 2022. Le maillot domicile OL 2021/2022 est blanc avec une double bande rouge et bleu. Nacho Fernandez remplace Éder Militão qui est touché.
Dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi, Guillem Belague, journaliste très proche des Merengue, a lancé une bombe concernant le choix futur de celui qui est considéré comme le meilleur footballeur du monde. C’est dire qu’après les arrivées d’Antonio Rüdiger et Aurélien Tchouaméni, le Real Madrid veut maintenant conclure une autre excellente opération sur le marché des transferts, en prolongeant le contrat de trois des stars de l’équipe. Une confrontation compliquée pour les Merengues qui ont perdu le match aller 1-0. Menée 1-0 au retour, la Casa Blanca a pu compter sur un triplé de Karim Benzema pour renverser la tendance. The urbane Italian coach almost did not make it to his old Stamford Bridge stomping ground due to Covid, but returned a negative test in time to link up with his players on the morning of the match. But there was no match scheduled as the nervous Portuguese captain made his way up the Bernabeu tunnel to rapturous applause. Chelsea were rampant but as the rain began to pour, Madrid found a way back. Découvrez la gamme Real Madrid football sélectionnée pour vous par Fort Maillot, acteur majeur de la distribution d’articles de sport.
Watch European Football with beIN SPORTS and ESPN on Kayo. Stat: Karim Benzema has scored 5 goals in his last 52 minutes of Champions League football for Real Madrid. 92′ Real Madrid goes on attack with Benzema passing to Vazquez, but his shot is blocked as Benzema gets to it and his shot is blocked as well. The Blues, who dazzled Europe by toppling Manchester City 1-0 to swipe the Champions League trophy in May last year, will head out for the return leg on Tuesday, where a generational showing for this talented squad could well be required to keep their title defence alive. Chelsea were the first team to be drawn, as they face Real Madrid, who made a magnificent comeback in the second leg of their round-of-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain. The Champions League draw for the quarterfinals of the 2021/22 edition was made on Friday, following a dramatic end to the round-of-16 ties earlier this week.