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Real Madrid kicks Chelsea out of the champions league

by Jones Udokoghi

Real Madrid knocked Holders Chelsea out of the champions league.

Real Madrid were winners over two legs as they saw off a spirited Chelsea side with an extra time goal from Karim Benzema sealing their place in the semi final.

Chelsea were the side that knocked out the Galacticos a year ago in the Semi final and they were not going to make it easy for the Los Blanco’s.

The blues started early on as they looked to overturn the first leg deficit.Antonio Rudiger couldn’t keep his header down as he headed Marcos Alonso’s cross over the bar.

Mason Mount off from his spectacular display in the premier league against Southampton,gave the blues a much needed lead as he side footed Timo Werner’s asssist past Thibaut Courtois.

Real Madrid knock Holders Chelsea out of the champions league
Rodrigo and Benzema

Real Madrid managed to take control of possession and maintained the tempo of the game,the first half ending 1:0 in favour of the Blues.

Chelsea pushed forward in numbers and got a corner through Recce James shot, Mason Mount took the corner and it was headed home by the impressive Antonio Rudiger to give Chelsea the lead and tying the score at 3:3 each.

Madrid started to panic but soon combined to great effect as a free kick was turned away by Edouard Mendy acrobatic save.

Chelsea thought they had completed the comeback but Marcos Alonso’s goal was rightly ruled out by VAR after the ball came off his hands before he fired the ball into the back of the net.

Real Madrid knock Holders Chelsea out of the champions league

Thomas Tuchel side would get their third goal through Timo Werner who dummied two Madrid players before firing past Thiabaut Courtois to send jubilant ecstasy among the traveling Chelsea fans.

Real Madrid woke up from their slumber as a world class pass from Luka Modric was tapped home by Rodrigo to pulled the scores level on aggregate.

Real Madrid knock Holders Chelsea out of the champions league
Karim Benzema

The match went into extra time as both sides trued to cancel each other out,with the blues in high spirit after their display over 90mimutes.

But it was the Los Blancos that got the all important goal as Vinicius junior cross was met by the head of red hot Karim Benzema who headed past Edouard Mendy to send Real Madrid to the semi final.Luka Modric was spectacular all through both legs and deservedly got the man of the match award.

Luka Modrić spoke to the press after the game;

“Unbelievable. We were dead until the goal that we scored. I cannot say that we played a bad game but they took their chances well and scored the goals. We knew even after the first game it would be tough because for me they’re the most difficult team to play against.”

Chelsea pushed Real Madrid all the way and we’re unfortunately eliminated by an extra time goal,they will surely hold up their heads up high after a wonderful display,while the Galacticos will await the winner between Atletico Madrid and Manchester City.

Real Madrid knock Holders Chelsea out of the champions league
Lukas Modric wins player of the match

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