Madrid / Munich – The reigning Champion of the Champions League, Chelsea, will try to turn the unfavorable 1: 3 result from the opening match in Tuesday’s retaliatory quarterfinal at Santiago Bernabéu against Real Madrid. Bayern Munich, who lost 0-0 on the last European League winner Villarreal last week, will also avert the elimination. Both duels have a kick-off at 21:00.
Real victory at Stamford Bridge was decided by Karim Benzem with three goals, who scored a hat-trick in the second match of the Champions League in a row. The leader of the Spanish league defeated the London team in the European Cups on the sixth attempt for the first time. Last season, “White Ballet” dropped out with Chelsea in the semifinals.
“We checked the first match and we were dangerous in counterattacks. But it’s only halfway. We have an advantage, but it will be a different match on Tuesday. They are the lawyers.” he said Real coach Carlo Ancelotti, who led Chelsea in the past.
“I used up a huge amount of chocolate to watch the match. It didn’t look good. Unfortunately, and somewhat surprisingly, we lacked a system. We’re usually strong in clearly seeing what we’re trying to do.” said Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel, whose charges won the English league on Southampton 6-0 on Saturday.
Real advanced from the Champions League quarterfinals nine times in a row, while the “Blues” advanced three times. In the next phase, the winner will face Manchester City or Atlétic Madrid. The duel on the Real pitch will be whistled by the Pole Szymon Marciniak, who, together with his compatriot in the video Tomasz Kwiatkowski, also presented himself in the March league derby between Slavia and Sparta.
The favored Bayern must make up for the initial loss in the home revenge with Villarreal. “The match is tailor-made for us. We want to turn the result around and advance to the semifinals. Above all, it will depend on our strength. We have to put them under pressure and create great chances.” he declared goalkeeper and captain Manuel Neuer. “We definitely have to be better than in the first match. The stadium will shake. We will perform a performance worthy of Bayern,” added midfielder Leon Goretzka.
“Yellow Submarine” is only in the quarterfinals of the competition for the third time, its maximum is the semifinals of 2006. “It’s a historic moment, but we’ve been to the quarterfinals. Now we want to experience great revenge. get even more out of yourself, ” stated coach Unai Emery.
Villarreal did not succumb to the German rivals in the cups five times in a row and succeeded in the elimination doubles over them in three of the four cases. Bayern or Villarreal will challenge in the fight for the finals of the better of the pair Liverpool – Benfica Lisbon.
Source: České noviny – sport by www.ceskenoviny.cz.
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