In the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, Real Madrid hosted Chelsea in the first leg, which they won 3-1 in London. The English giants won 3-1 in regulation time at the Santiago Bernabeu and Polish referee Szymon Marciniak whistled and took the turn for extra time.
BENZEMA ATTACKED AGAIN
It was all equalized in extra time, but Karim Benzema, who scored a hat-trick in Real Madrid’s opener, appeared on the stage. The French striker made it 2-3 with a 96th-minute header and put his side ahead to pass the round. Although both teams found goals until the end of the extra period, they were inconclusive and Real Madrid won 3-1 away and despite losing 3-2 to Chelsea in from the rematch of the first match, they made a name for themselves in the semi-finals.
15th TIME SEMI-FINAL
Real Madrid, the team with the most Champions League Cup wins with 13 times, overtook Chelsea and advanced to the semi-finals for the 15th time. Having reached the semi-finals for the 10th time in the last 12 seasons, the Madrid team are the club that have seen the most semi-finals in the history of the tournament.
FIXED THE LAST CHAMPION FOR THE 5TH TIME! PLEASE NOTE…
Real Madrid knocked out Chelsea for the fifth time in Champions League history, excluding the defending champions from the tournament. The Purple Violets have also reached the cup in the previous 4 seasons in which they have done so.
1997/98 – Borussia Dortmund
1999/2000 – Manchester United
2001/02 – Bayern Munich
2013/14 – Bayern Munich
CONTRIBUTION TO BENZEMA’S 51ST GOAL
Karim Benzema, who has enjoyed a historic season with Real Madrid, scored his 38th goal in his 38th game this season. The 34-year-old French star, who had 13 assists, scored his 12th goal on the Giants League stage.
THE FIRST AFTER 1968 THEY SUCCEEDED BUT IT WAS NOT ENOUGH
Chelsea, who scored 3 goals against Real Madrid, became the first English side to do so since Manchester United in 1968, but those 3 goals weren’t enough for the champions to put their name in the semi-finals.
ALONSO’S GOAL IS CANCELED! WHAT DOES THE RULE SAY?
Closing the first half 1-0 down at the Santiago Bernabeu, Chelsea boosted their tour hopes by making it 2-0 with Rudiger’s 51st-minute header. When the minutes showed 64, there was a position that could be considered the moment of the game’s fate. Marcos Alonso, who met the ball on the left of Real Madrid’s goal area, returned the ball, bounced off Carvajal and hit Alonso and was past the Spanish player again. Alonso sent the ball to the 90 from the far corner with his right foot and scored the goal that gave his team a 3-0 lead, but…
But the goal was analyzed by VAR. The team’s two players and Poland’s Szymon Marciniak awaited the result of the check carried out as a ‘probable handball’ in the middle of the round, when the decision was in favor of Real Madrid. VAR referee Tomasz Kwiatkowski decided to ‘play with his hands’ for the ball which came back from Carvajal and bounced off his leg and hit his hand and landed in front of him. Referee Szymon Marciniak canceled the goal without watching the position.
THE RULE THAT CHANGES AT THE START OF THE SEASON…
Hurriyet newspaper writer and former referee Murat Fevzi Tanırlı said the decision in Alonso’s canceled goal was correct and used the following statements:
“According to the recently changed rule of thumb at the start of the season, the goal is disallowed even if the ball touches the fingernail of the player who scored the goal. If the position has developed in the same way, but if the ball which knocked Alonso’s hand fell in front of his teammate and he scored, the goal would have been decided.
TUCHEL: ANCELOTTI WAS SPEAKING WITH THE REFEREE Laughs
Chelsea’s German coach Thomas Tuchel, who was knocked out by Real Madrid, made a remarkable statement after the fight.
What disappointed me tonight was Ancelotti and the referee talking with a smile at the end of the match. I saw them on my way to Ancelotti’s to shake his hand. It was bad timing at the end of such a 120 minute game. I said it myself. I really like Ancelotti, he’s a good person…
ANCELOTTI: THE SPANISH TEAMS SAY THEY ARE BEHIND THE ENGLISH BUT…
Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, meanwhile, recalled that Villarreal knocked out Bayern Munich and put their name in the semi-finals after the game, which they advanced to the semi-finals.
They said that the Spanish teams were inferior to the English teams. There are currently two Spanish teams in the Champions League semi-finals. Good evening.
THE ADVERSARY CITY OF REAL MADRID OR ATLETICO
Real Madrid’s opponent in the semi-finals will be the team that came out of the Manchester City – Atletico Madrid match. The first game between the two teams was won 1-0 by the goal of British representative Kevin De Bruyne.