Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Champions League data preview
The Spanish giants host Chelsea in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday. Here are the key stats as Madrid look for victory.
Real Madrid are going into the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinal on top after beating Chelsea in the first leg, 3-1 at Stamford Bridge with an impressive Karim Benzema hat trick.
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Here are the key stats ahead of the 3 p.m. ET kickoff at the Santiago Bernabeu.
No English team has ever won at the Santiago Bernabeu in the Champions League by more than a single goal.
“We need nothing else than nothing else than a fantastic script if we want to be able to over come this,” said Chelsea head coach Thomas Tuchel. “And the challenge is incredibly high given the circumstances of the first leg and where we play and against whom we play.”
Karim Benzema’s 11 Champions League goals is the highest ever by a French player in a single season of the competition.
“Karim has made an incredible step up with the amount of goals he’s scored in the last few years,” said Real Madrid player Casemiro.
Carlo Ancelotti is looking to make the Champions League semifinals as a coach for a joint record 8th time.