The ‘defending champion’ Real Madrid, who holds the record for the most wins (14 times) in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL), has defeated Chelsea and is about to advance to the UCL semifinals.
Real Madrid won 2-0 thanks to goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio in the first leg of the 2022-23 UCL quarterfinal against Chelsea held at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain on the 13th (Korean time).
As a result, Real Madrid had an advantage in reaching the semi-finals even if they lost by 1 point in the second leg of the away match on the 19th. On the other hand, Chelsea, which fell to 11th in the English Premier League (EPL) and had its manager sacked twice this season alone, was on the verge of being eliminated.
Real Madrid took the lead in the 22nd minute when Benzema scored the opening goal. Daniel Carvajal’s pass to the door was flooded by Vinicius Junior and connected with non-stop shooting. Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga cleared it with his hand, but Benzema pushed it back and scored.
To make matters worse,메이저사이트 Chelsea were even outnumbered. In the 14th minute of the second half, defender Ben Chilwell received a red card in the process of fouling Real Madrid striker Rodrygo, who had a one-on-one chance with the goalkeeper.
In the 29th minute of the second half, Vinicius’ cutback from the left was finished by Asensio with a left-footed grounder shot to seal the win.