The highly anticipated Champion’s league quarter-final took place on Friday morning. Chelsea had drawn Real Madrid.
Atletico Madrid had drawn English rivals Manchester City. The first leg is to be played in Manchester and the other at Madrid. Chelsea’s Fixture ensured that they played Real with the First leg at Stamford Bridge and the Second at the Santiago Bernabeu.
There were several reports claiming the Blues won’t play against the Galactico’s at home, Stamford Bridge. The reports sprung up as Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid cannot play at home the same day. According to the reports UEFA were considering reversing the fixture. The governing body soon confirmed that the original fixture will take place.
Chelsea will play at home for the first leg and away the second.
Chelsea’s Season so Far…
Chelsea started off strong with wins against Bournemouth and Arsenal. They played attractive football under Thomas Tuchel. Tuchel has transformed Chelsea from a Top 4 team to title contenders. However, over the course of the season, the odd loss here and there hurt Chelsea. Currently, they are 3rd in the league and have almost cemented their position and have confirmed Champions league position for themselves next season. Tuchel and his men have progressed into the Quarter Finals of the UEFA Champions League for the second time in two seasons. They now face Atletico Madrid who have progressed by knocking out a disarrayed Manchester United.
Elsewhere, Liverpool drew Portuguese Team Benfica. Bayern Munich have drawn against Spanish Team Villareal.
Chelsea had knocked out Lille to Establish a place in the Last 8. While Real staged an incredible comeback to knock out PSG owing to Benzema’s hattrick.
In any case, there is no shortage of incredible football in the coming days.
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