LONDON: Chelsea will await Real Madrid’s visit to Stamford Bridge early on Thursday morning Malaysia time with much to do to advance to the Champions League final after failing to find a destructive touch against the 13-time European champions in the first round last week.
The 1-1 result in the Spanish capital still gave the Blues more chances as a result of away goals, but Thomas Tuchel’s side should have had more of the advantage distinguished by the two strikers.
In the story of his first season at Chelsea, Timo Werner missed many of his best chances to put his side in front early in the game when Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois excelled against his club.
The missed opportunity was also criticized by the wife of Werner’s teammate, Thiago Silva.
“Wherever I go there are strikers who are busy missing goals,” said Isabelle da Silva but it has been deleted on her Instagram page.
In the end, Christian Pulisic put Chelsea ahead before Karim Benzema needed little chance to bring Real back with an equalizer which was also his 28th of the season to share the fourth-highest scorer in Champions League history.