Using a VPN (opens in new tab) will let you watch the game just as you would if you were at home. For £25 you can get a BT Monthly Pass (opens in new tab), which will let you watch Champions League, Europa League and Premier League football, as well as UFC and MotoGP without paying out for a full TV package (opens in new tab). Rudiger – along with defensive colleague Andreas Christensen – will leave Chelsea on a free transfer, with the club penning an emotional goodbye to an important asset, praising his passion and leadership and for remaining fully committed to the club’s cause even when it had long since become clear that he would not be remaining at Stamford Bridge beyond the summer. “Chelsea had chances at Stamford Bridge and probably should have scored more. Chelsea captain Cesar Azpiliceuta has told BT Sport after the match: “We started the game really well – we got the goal and could have scored more. Chelsea are the most recent team to have shown interest in landing the 27-year-old Netherlands international, but it is said that Pep Guardiola wants to keep him at the Etihad Stadium. But soon the tie was levelled – this time by the hosts – as a stunning outside-of-the-boot pass from Modric found Rodrygo in the box and the Real substitute finished well from close-range.
However, the second half was not as frenetic and settled down into a pattern with neither side creating any further clear-cut opportunities. Mason Mount’s shot was blocked by Raphael Varane as Chelsea enjoyed a sustained spell of posession in their opponent’s half. Thomas Tuchel’s side ended a two-game losing run on Saturday afternoon thanks to a 6-0 rout of Southampton at St Mary’s following goals from Mason Mount, Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Marcos Alonso. Christian Pulisic, Timo Werner and Cesar Azpiliceuta make way. The visitors were guilty of missing multiple chances – most notably Timo Werner’s point-blank effort when the game was scoreless – with their former goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois in fine form. Real Madrid defender Eder Militao makes a great challenge on Hakim Ziyech, who had broken free down the right wing and there were Blues players in the middle. Former Liverpool FC striker Owen is predicting that Real Madrid will edge to a 1-1 draw with Chelsea FC on Wednesday night to secure a 4-2 aggregate win and progress to the last four of the Champions League. They are small favourites going into the second leg – where Real Madrid will need to win or secure a high-scoring draw to advance.
Karim Benzema cancelled out Christian Pulisic’s opener in the first half with Chelsea having a small advantage going into the second leg at Stamford Bridge. Benzema put Chelsea to the sword in the first leg with a hat trick at Stamford Bridge. Strikers scoring headers sounds fairly routine but, once again, Benzema has produced something sublime. Dani Carvajal and Marcelo – who has not had a great evening – are replaced. Real Madrid were far from at their best tonight and will probably be satisfied with the 1-1 draw. Chelsea FC are the defending champions in the European competition after Tuchel’s men were 1-0 winners against Manchester City in the final last season thanks to Havertz’s first-half winner at the Estadio do Dragao. After a long period of sitting deep, Real Madrid are applying some late pressure in an attempt to find a winner. Raphael Varane booked for a late foul just outside the box, with a dangerous Chelsea free-kick conceded. Alvaro Odriozola is now booked after a late foul on Antonio Rudiger, who was rampaging forward. Antonio Rudiger is finally back to his feet after being winded by the Odriozola challenge.
I agree with the bookies in believing the Blues will make it past the Spanish giants, but I will be backing them in a different market. Mendy : 4 – Le VAR a sauvé le Real d’un but dont la contre-attaque débouche sur une perte de balle du latéral madrilène. Auteur de 11 buts et 5 offrandes en 36 matches, il a mis Romelu Lukaku sur le banc et devient plus que jamais une évidence. Quels sont les buts marqués et qui sont les attaquants qui ont marqué ? Despite a raft of second half substitutions – including that of former Blues star Eden Hazard – the game ended in stalemate with it all going down to next week’s clash at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea were superior – despite the second half having few chances – and may be a little frustrated not to take more from tonight’s game, but are in a stronger position.