Striker Karim Benzema shone brightly in the Chelsea vs Real match with an impressive hat-trick to help Los Blancos win 3-1 and take a big advantage in the second leg.
- Chelsea: Havertz (40′)
- Real: Benzema (21′, 24′, 46′)
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In the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League 2021/22 between Chelsea and Real, both teams entered the game very quickly with defensive and attacking situations.
In the 21st minute, the opening goal came and Real took the advantage first. Benzema coordinated with Vinicius to open the scoring with a header.
Just 3 minutes later, the French striker spoke again. Modric makes a quick pass for Benzema to head. The ball flew towards the far corner opposite Mendy’s direction. 2-0 for Real.
Stunned after 2 quick goals, Chelsea had no choice: Attack. In the 40th minute, Jorginho hung the ball for Havertz to head into the far corner, not giving Courtois a chance to save.
The first half ended with a score of 2-1 in favor of the away team. At the beginning of the second half, Chelsea completely collapsed when goalkeeper Mendy made a serious mistake.
He received the ball outside the penalty area but passed it to Rudiger foolishly. Benzema steals the ball and shoots it into an empty net, simply.
Suddenly having to receive more goals, Chelsea’s spirit went down clearly. Although coach Thomas Tuchel changed players many times, he could not change the situation.
The most unfortunate situation was in the 69th minute. Lukaku comfortably received the ball in the penalty area. However, he unintelligibly headed the wrong way.
The final result of the Chelsea vs Real match was 3-1 in favor of the away team. With this impressive victory, Real has a huge advantage before the second leg at the Bernabeu next week.
Chelsea: Mendy, Rudiger, Thiago Silva, Christensen (Kovacic 46′), James, Azpilicueta, Jorginho (Loftus-Cheek 64′), Kante (Ziyech 46′), Mount, Pulisic (Lukaku 64′), Havertz
Real Madrid: Courtois, Carvajal, Alaba, Militao (Nacho 64′), Mendy, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos (Camavinga 74′), Valverde (Ceballos 86′), Vinicius, Benzema (Bale 86′)