Real Madrid sealed their place in the Champions League semi-finals by defeating Chelsea 0-2 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, with Rodrygo scoring both goals in the second half. The first half of the match was cagey, similar to the first leg, but Madrid were in command until halftime. Rodrygo scored shortly before the hour mark, putting an end to any dreams of an unexpected comeback. More than 20 minutes later, the Brazilian extended Carlo Ancelotti’s side’s lead. With the win, Madrid advanced to their fourth semi-final in five years. Meanwhile, Chelsea had not lost four consecutive games since 1993. In the semifinals, Madrid will most likely meet Manchester City.
Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League semi-finals after defeating Chelsea 0-2 at Stamford Bridge. Rodrygo scored both goals in the second half, ensuring the defending champions a 4-0 aggregate victory.
The match began with Chelsea looking to overturn a 2-0 deficit from last week’s first leg, but they missed a glorious first-half chance with N’Golo Kante and Marc Cucurella passing up a chance. Kante then saw Eder Militao make a magnificent block as Chelsea looked to put pressure on early in the second half.
Rodrygo leads Real Madrid to Champions League semifinals with brace against Chelsea
Chelsea focused their attacks down the flanks, with right wing-back Reece James particularly prominent, but they couldn’t find the breakthrough. Instead, it was Rodrygo who broke the deadlock shortly before the hour mark.
More than 20 minutes later, the Brazilian extended the lead, and his second goal triggered a mass evacuation of Chelsea fans from their home ground. Despite a £500 million investment in new players, the Blues’ season will end without a trophy under their new American owners.
Real Madrid v Guardiola once again?
Madrid will almost certainly face Manchester City in the semi-finals, with Pep Guardiola’s club leading Bayern Munich 3-0 with one leg to go in their quarterfinal. Madrid advanced to their fourth semi-final in five years, while Chelsea suffered their first four-game losing streak since 1993.
Madrid advanced to their fourth Champions League semi-final in five years, and their 11th in the last 13 competitions. Meanwhile, Chelsea lost their fourth game in a row, a feat last accomplished in 1993.