Real Madrid achieved a valuable victory against chelsea
Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio scored the goals as Real Madrid beat ten-men Chelsea
struck yet again againstChelsea
to a 2-0 win in the first leg of the quarterfinals of theChampions League
Real Madrid scored through Karim Benzema in the 21st minute andMarco Asensio
in the 74th minute.
The match began with pressure from the guests asJoao Felix
the Chelsea player launched behind the Real Madrid defense and hit a powerful ball that was brilliantly saved byThibaut Courtois
, the goalkeeper and turned it into a corner in the second minute.
The first explicit response came from Real Madrid with a shot fired by Karim Benzema from inside the penalty area, which was blocked by Chelsea goalkeeperKepa
in the 12th minute.
Karim Benzema succeeded in scoring the lead goal for Real Madrid in the 21st minute, whenVinicius Jr.
kicked off and hit a ball that was saved by goalkeeper Keba, and it rebounded in front of Benzema who easily put it into the net.
hit a creeping ball from the edge of the penalty area which went to the arms of Kepa Chelsea's goalkeeper, The first half ended with Real Madrid advancing with a goal without response.
With the start of the second half Joao Felix sent a shot from the edge of the area, which was brilliantly blocked by Thibaut Courtois in the 47th minute.
Chelsea defenderKalidou Koulibaly
a Senegalese was injured after a collision with Real Madrid playerRodrigo
and left the field as coach Frank Lampard replaced him withMark Cucurella
a Chelsea player caused a crisis for his team when he received a red card after a violent tackle against Rodrigo, a Real Madrid player in the 59th minute.
Marco Asensio added Real Madrid's second goal in the 74th minute, as he received a cross pass from Vinicius and then hit a creeping ground shot to the right of goalkeeper Kepa.
And Real Madrid continued to dominate the course of the game until the final whistle, so that the Merengue achieved an important victory before the second leg in England.
The return match is scheduled to take place in the stronghold of the Blues, Stamford Bridge on April 18.
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