Real Madrid has completed another remarkable comeback to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Real Madrid and the Champions League are a match unlike any other, as Chelsea discovered on Tuesday night when Los Blancos came back from the brink of elimination to remove the current European and world champions. Los Blancos lost 3-2 to claim a 5-4 aggregate victory after leading 3-0 on the night.
After a quarter-hour, Mason Mount put Chelsea ahead with a superb finish, and Los Blancos were unable to respond.
Thomas Tuchel had claimed after the first leg that the tie wasn’t still alive, and his words appeared to have worked, as his players appeared to be more hungry than their opponents.
Antonio Rudiger extended the lead early in the second half, however the German scored after a corner was incorrectly granted.
Marcos Alonso thought he had made it 3-0 on the night, but the ball had struck his hand before he finished into the top corner, therefore his goal was rightfully disallowed.
However, Timo Werner scored the third goal, leaving Real Madrid in danger of being eliminated. Real Madrid, on the other hand, isn’t a club that sits back and accepts its doom, especially not in Europe.
They persisted, and a magical performance from Real Madrid legend Luka Modric set up Rodrygo Goes to bring the aggregate score equal.
With the outside of his foot, the Croatian created a wonderful ball for the Brazilian to finish brilliantly.
Then, as extra time approached, it was difficult to imagine anything other than a home victory. On the end of a cross from Vinicius Junior, Karim Benzema headed home, and the writing was on the wall.