June 26, 2022

KEY POINTS

  • Chelsea defeated Actual Madrid 3-2 on Tuesday in UCL
  • Actual Madrid progressed to the semi-final on combination
  • Benzema scored a 96th minute decisive aim

Chelsea ahead Timo Werner has expressed disappointment after Actual Madrid eradicated them from the Champions League on combination targets. 

Going into the second leg of their quarter-finals, Actual Madrid had a 3-1 benefit. Targets from Mason Mount, Antonio Rudiger and Werner wiped away Actual’s benefit with lower than 20 minutes to go at Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday. 

Nonetheless, Rodrygo, who got here off the bench, collected a wonderful move from Luka Modric and netted an extra-time volley. Karim Benzema adopted that with the decisive aim within the 96th minute to ship Actual Madrid to the semi-final by 5-4 on combination. 

“To return again after a 3-1 defeat within the house sport was superb for us, we had all the things that we would have liked at 3-0 up, we had the possibility to undergo. However in the long run, you may’t cease Madrid the entire time. We all know that however we tried all the things in regular time and in further time however the house sport made a distinction as a result of this [the away game] was practically an ideal efficiency from us, so we’re very upset after what we put into this sport and the way we performed,” Werner mentioned after the sport in Madrid, Chelsea’s official web site reported.

After Mount’s strike, Marcos Alonso doubled Chelsea’s lead however the video assistant referee dominated it out for handball.

“After I celebrated [my goal] I assumed that is it. We might have scored earlier than that to make it 3-0 however the officers didn’t give it to us, it’s a level you may speak about, however after I scored I assumed we’re by with this. We practically gave no probabilities to Madrid however in the long run, now we have to say the targets they scored have been superb,” the German ahead added. 

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In the meantime, as a comfort, Chelsea are the one the second group to attain three targets away towards Actual Madrid in all European competitions, after Manchester United did so in a 3-3 draw within the European Cup in Could 1968, in line with Opta Joe. 

The 26-year-old ahead additionally emphasised the errors Chelsea made throughout the 2 quarter-final legs. He, nevertheless, mentioned the Blues have been a a lot better aspect within the second leg. 

“It was an issue as a result of it put us in a really troublesome scenario, but in addition on the opposite aspect, it was the factor that brings us for the second sport to this stage as a result of we all know that now we have to step up and now we have to present all the things. We had a superb sport and we had 10 minutes to undergo to make a miracle come true, so it is vitally disappointing,” mentioned Werner. 

Karim Benzema scored the decisive aim in further time as Actual Madrid recovered to knock out Chelsea after further time Photograph: AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU

Chelsea have been the defending champions within the Champions League. They’d defeated Manchester Metropolis 1-0 in Porto final season to say their second high European title. 

With the Champions League elimination, Thomas Tuchel’s aspect is about to finish the 2021-22 season and not using a trophy. They not too long ago misplaced the League Cup closing to Liverpool and they don’t seem to be within the race for the Premier League title. The Blues are positioned third within the league desk, 12 factors behind Metropolis and 11 behind Liverpool. 

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