The manager of the club, Thomas Tuchel led the London club to stun Real Madrid in the two-legged semi-final encounter which ended the journey of coach Zinedine Zidane and his boys in the campaign.
Chelsea ensured that their 1-1 away draw earned in the first leg of the round was not wasted when Real Madrid tried to take overturn the situation at Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid met a Chelsea side that was too determined and compact to break. The goalkeeper of the Premier League club, Edouard Mendy gave a very good account of himself between the sticks.
At the center of the pack, N’Golo Kante marshaled the midfield and ensured that Real Madrid have lesser chances to penetrate deeper into Chelsea’s defense.
At the end of the day, Chelsea played 15 shots, 5 of which were on target, while Real Madrid managed to play 7 shots, 5 of which were on target. However, Real Madrid had 68 percent of the ball possession.
In the game, Timo Werner scored the first goal in the 28th minute after Kai Havertz’s chip had hit the woodwork. In the 85th minute, Mason Mount took advantage of Christian Pulisic’s pass to give Chelsea a 2-0 victory over Real Madrid.
At the end of the two-legged affair, Chelsea knocked out Real Madrid from the UEFA Champions League campaign 3-1 on aggregate.
Thomas Tuchel and Zinedine Zidane react
After the triumph over Real Madrid, the manager of Chelsea football club, Thomas Tuchel said his team gave “another energetic performance full of positive attitude and hunger, the spirit to go”.
“Their heads were never down”, he added. “Even after these big chances, they were positive. We are not done yet, we are in two finals now, and the sacrifice, I personally gave was worth it from day one.
“I’m pretty happy with what I see. [When I arrived] I thought individually and as a group they were strong and had great behavior, and that never stopped. It’s a pleasure to be in the dressing room.
“We hang in and fight our way through, we use our bodies and work rate, and if we cannot out-play them, we out-work them. They didn’t step back, they never got frustrated, I never saw a change in mentality or body language, it was very positive and very brave. We didn’t regress. We really wanted it, wanted it badly.”
While the manager of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane described Chelsea as a better team and acknowledged that his team tried against the Premier League club.
He said: “We tried but Chelsea were the better team today and you have to congratulate them. I also want to congratulate my players for what we’ve done this season. We gave it a go but we were up against a team that was better than us today.”
The stage is set for Chelsea vs Manchester City UEFA Champions League final
After a thrilling mid-week of UEFA Champions League football, Chelsea and Manchester City set up a all Premier League final. This season will make it the first time in the history of Manchester City that the club would play in the final of the competition, while this season makes it the third time that Chelsea made it to the final.
Before the final which is scheduled to take place on May 29 at Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey, Chelsea will play against Manchester City in the Premier League at 5:30 pm local time, on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
If Manchester City win the game, they would be the winners of the Premier League title, making it the second title for them this season after winning the Carabao Cup in April.
Afterward, coach Pep Guardiola will lead Manchester City to Istanbul on May 29 to attempt to win the third title of the season.
"We need to finish it off, one more game." 👊— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) May 6, 2021
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