How many times have Real Madrid and Chelsea met in the final phase of the Champions League?
The history between Real Madrid and Chelsea has seen some tantalizing football matches, but the record between them might just surprise you.
With the UEFA Champions League draw having been completed, the defending champions are now set to face a giant of European football and one that has the most Champions League titles in history.
Carlo Ancelotti to face former club in Chelsea
With Chelsea preparing to take on Real Madrid in the quarter finals of the UEFA Champions league, fans are surely set for a mouth watering tie. Yet there may just be one person who will be approaching the 2 legged affair with some degree of nostalgia. Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will be in for a reunion with his former club when the sides meet. Indeed, it was Ancelotti who guided the Londoners to the English Premier League and FA Cup double during his two years as manager at Stamford Bridge between 2009 and 2011.
Interestingly, the Italian is one of only three managers to win the Champions League three times. There was of course a triumphant campaign back in 2014 with Real Madrid, which came after his succesful tenure with AC Milan from 2001-2009 during which time he won two UEFA Champions League titles. Ancelotti actually only recently returned to Madrid having left Everton just last summer.
How many times have Real Madrid and Chelsea met?
With 13 UEFA Champions League trophies in the cabinet, one might think that Real Madrid are assured victory when they meet Chelsea in April, yet the 'Blues' of London have an impressive record against the 'Merengues.' Just this past season Chelsea defeated Madrid 3-1 on aggregate at the semi-final stage of the competition before going on to beat Manchester City in the final. What about the past you ask? Now guided by Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea have never lost to Madrid in any of their previous five meetings with Real Madrid.
When are the UEFA Champions League quarter finals?
The two-leg quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions league are set to take place on 5th and 6th of April, with the second legs scheduled for the 12th and 13th April. As for who plays who, the break down is as follows:
What about the UEFA CHampions League semi-finals?
If you're wondering what the brackets are for the quarter finals and who will finally face who, not to worry as we've got you covered. In the semi-finals which are scheduled for 26-27 April, with the the second legs occuring on the 3-4 May, the winner of the tie between Chelsea and Real Madrid will face the victor of Atletico Madrid vs Manchester City. On the other side it will be either Benfica or Liverpool who fight for a spot in the final against either Villarreal or Bayern Munich. Of course the big game will now be played at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday 28th May after it was moved from St. Petersburg following Russia's invasion of and continued aggression against the Ukraine.