Real Madrid has been one of the biggest names in the history of football. The club has a huge legacy and has consistently performed well on big occasions. Real has produced some of the biggest stars in the world of football.
Almost every reputed footballer has for once donned the Madrid jersey. Carrying forward the legacy, Real is on a roll at the moment. They have performed brilliantly in the ongoing La Liga.
Real is currently at number one in the table, well ahead of their arch-rivals, Barcelona. The team has displayed a great brand of football throughout the season. Their good work has been reflected in the Champions League as well.
The team from Madrid was up against teams like PSG in the league. They played brilliantly to shrug them off and proceed into the quarters. Real faced off against the English Club, Chelsea in the quarter-final.
The first leg went in favor of Real as they beat Chelsea by a margin of 3-1. Chelsea needed a herculean effort to reach the semis. Everyone thought it would be a cakewalk for Real Madrid. However, Chelsea nearly pulled off a binder before Karim Benzema saved Real Madrid from a heartbreak.
Let us learn more about the story in detail below.
Real Madrid Advances Despite Losing To Chelsea
Chelsea showed immense grit and determination in the second leg against Real Madrid. They played impeccable football and almost pulled off a miracle.
Mason Mount opened the scoring for Chelsea and soon, Real was trailing 3-0. Rudiger and Timo Werner registered their names on the score sheet as Chelsea looked threatening.
However, Real Madrid soon composed themselves and came back strongly. Late goals from Rodrygo and Karim Benzema ensured that Real advanced to the semifinals.
Chelsea did win the match by 3-2. Unfortunately, they lost 5-4 on aggregates.