Real Madrid Advance to Champions League Semi-Finals with 2-0 Victory over Chelsea

Date: 18 April 2023

Venue: Stamford Bridge, London

In the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final, Real Madrid secured their spot in the semi-finals with a 2-0 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge [5]. The Spanish giants won the first leg at the Bernabeu with the same scoreline, making it a 4-0 aggregate win [2].

Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio were the key players for Real Madrid in the first leg, with both finding the back of the net to give the defending champions a solid advantage heading into the second leg [2]. Chelsea faced an uphill battle, having been reduced to ten men in the first leg after Ben Chilwell was shown a red card for a professional foul [7].

Despite the pressure of needing to overturn the two-goal deficit, Chelsea showed signs of hope for a comeback at Stamford Bridge [4]. However, Real Madrid’s experience and determination shone through, as they managed to keep a clean sheet and add two more goals to their tally.

With this victory, Real Madrid advance to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, while Chelsea’s journey in the competition comes to an end. Chelsea will now shift their focus back to the Premier League, as they prepare to host Brighton at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, 15 April [6].

Real Madrid will be looking forward to their next challenge in the prestigious tournament as they aim to retain their Champions League title. With a solid performance at Stamford Bridge, the Spanish side has once again proven why they are considered one of the top contenders in European football.

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