Chelsea discover themselves two targets and a person down as they battle to get again into their Champions League quarter-final towards Real Madrid.
Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect maintain a 2-0 lead within the first leg on the fabled Santiago Bernabeu courtesy of a Karim Benzema strike within the twenty first minute and a shocking drive from Marco Asensio within the 74th minute.
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Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal discovered himself in a central midfield place and dinked the ball excessive of Chelsea’s backline and into the trail of Vinicus Jr.
The Brazilian stretched his leg to the ball and compelled Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga right into a fingertip save.
However, his save fell proper into the trail of Benzema, who tapped dwelling for the simplest of targets handy Madrid the lead.
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Although Madrid continued to dominate nearly all of the primary half, they struggled to crack a cussed Chelsea backline.
But they discovered issues a bit simpler within the second half after Chelsea left-back Ben Chilwell was proven a pink card for bringing down Rodrygo on the sting of the world within the 59th minute.
The incident occurred not lengthy after Chelsea centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly was pressured off with an damage and changed by Marc Cucurella within the backline.
It was the latter who was maybe in charge, as a lofted ball from Madrid midfielder Fede Valverde discovered Rodrygo who had burned Cucurella for tempo.
Just as Rodrygo beared down on purpose and appeared able to strike, Chilwell bought his arm twisted up and introduced the Madrid flyer to the bottom on the sting of the world.
There had been no protests from the England worldwide as he was proven a straight pink card from the referee and trudged off the sector, giving his crew an uphill battle to climb.
Substitute Marco Asensio then added Madrid’s second within the 74th minute as a well-worked routine from a nook allowed the Spaniard to drive a shot alongside the turf and previous a sprawling Kepa.
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