Real Madrid and Chelsea face in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg. The white team has its focus on the maximum continental competition at club level, where it is three games away from being able to lift its 14th title.
The white team arrives with the right energy, as recognized by the own Zidane, but recovers at the right time Ferland Mendy and Toni Kroos, that everything seems to indicate that they will be from the game. Eden Hazard he already had minutes before him Betis, so it can contribute to the attack front, that Karim Benzema He needs accompaniment on the scoring side.
The Real Madrid comes from tying before him Betis in Valdebebas in LaLiga Santander (0-0), where he currently occupies the second position of the classification with 71 points, behind the Atlético de Madrid (73 points) and Barcelona (71 but with one game less). Now, you have to face a Chelsea that since the arrival of Tomas Tuchel the blue team has clearly gone further and is one of the covered in these semifinals.
The white team beat Atalanta in the round of 16 and Liverpool in the quarter-finals, where in both games he showed a great defensive level, something that he will try to maintain against him Chelsea. Sergio Ramos will continue to leave for this game, so the pair Varane – Nacho he will once again command the center of defense. Fede Valverde, what gave positive for coronavirus, it will not be available either.
The Chelsea, for its part, surpassed Atlético de Madrid in the round of 16 and at Port in the quarterfinals. The London team is also immersed in the fight for the positions of the Champions League on the Premier League, where he occupies the fourth position with 58 points, three ahead of the West Ham and four about him Liverpool.
Tuchel bets on a very solid and supportive team, which shows great solidity and that if they can run against the backlash it is a very dangerous team, with fast people like Mason Mount, Timo Werner, Hachim Ziyech and company. The squad is very deep and has also allowed them to reach the FA Cup final, where they surpassed Manchester City in the semifinals and will face the Leicester City by Brendan Rodgers.
The first leg is played today at the stadium Alfredo Di Stéfano on the Valdebebas Sports City, while the return match will be played in Stamford Bridge the next Wednesday 5 May. The winner of this tie will play the final of the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, on Istanbul against the one who is victorious among the Manchester City – Paris Saint Germain.
When do you play Real Madrid – Chelsea?
The game is played today, Tuesday, April 27, at 21.00 hours
Where to see Real Madrid – Chelsea?
The encounter can be seen by Movistar Champions League (50), platform dial Movistar Plus. You can follow all the information about the match live on the Mundo Deportivo website.