Chelsea vs Real Madrid – Champions League: Live score and updates
Chelsea 0-0 Real Madrid (agg 0-2) LIVE: Lampard’s side on top early on as N’Golo Kante misses a superb chance to give the Blues the lead in Champions League quarter-final second leg
Follow Mail Sport’s live blog for the Champions League quarter-final second-leg clash between Chelsea and Real Madrid.
A ball is played through for Vinicius on the left and he drives into the box before stinging the palms of Kepa.
Easy enough stop for the keeper.
Madrid are starting to frustrate the home fans with their ability to hold on to the ball. Modric and Kroos becoming more involved.
Neither side has shown too much cutting edge in the final third but they’ve both had a good chance.
Groans as Enzo’s free-kick fails to beat the first man.
Militao picks up a yellow for a late and unnecessary foul on Havertz on the wing.
Off the post!
Rodrygo does much more with the ball this time as he receives it on the right hand side of the box before shifting it on to his right and smashing it off the outside of the near post.
Madrid work it well down the right but Rodrygo’s low cross is weak and easily cleared.
15 minutes played so far. All three shots coming from Chelsea.
Madrid looking sluggish so far.
Havertz gets in behind on the left hand side of the box and clips a nice ball to James in the box.
He fails to control it properly and the referee rules he used his hand in the process.
A promising start for the bLues.
The ball falls to an open Kante in the area but he drags the shot wide from 10 yards.
The ball was bouncing but it’s a big miss.
A really rare misplace pass from Modric on the edge of his own area gives Chelsea a chance to mount an attack but Gallagher then gets his ball all wrong.
Vinicius skips past James on the left but gets too much on his cross to Benzema at the back post.
Picking up where he left off last week.
Chelsea seem more than happy for Madrid to have the ball. Clearly the game plan is to soak up the pressure and make them pay on the counter.
Chelsea try to start fast but their passing lets them down on a couple of occasions.
Madrid starting to get a hold of the ball now after the first few minutes.
Chelsea get us underway.
A slightly strange moment as Champions League anthem fails to play.
Someone’s messed up there.
Anyway, it’s time.
The teams are on their way out. Great atmosphere at the Bridge.
The warm-ups are almost complete and it’s nearly time for this one to get underway.
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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard has been speaking to BT Sport before tonight’s second leg against Real Madrid.
On the team he’s picked: “When I look at us at the moment, firstly you have to respect the opponent and level of game. You have to pick players who are in good shape and in good nick. With the wing-backs, shaping up like we were last week, that was part of the game we didn’t use enough. We have the legs and energy in there.”
On the lack of goals: “It’s a reality of where we are. We know we want more goals as a team. You can’t wave a magic wand and just tell players to start scoring more goals.
“We have to stay in the game, keep a clean sheet, then we have impact players coming off the bench. I said to the players before, it’ll probably be a player or players coming off the bench who make the difference.”
On managing Chelsea’s big squad: “Being here for this period takes the long-term thing out of it. I’m not thinking about the big squad. You have to deserve to be in the team. I’m there to support players, of course, but we need to win games.”
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The Belgian looked in good spirits as he made his way into his old stadium.
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60 minutes until this one gets underway.
Some big surprises as Felix and Sterling, who started the first leg, are benched.
Conor Gallagher starts behind Kai Havertz in what seems an oddly negative line-up considering the scoreline.
Marc Cucurella replaces the suspended Ben Chilwell in defence, with Trevor Chalobah coming in at centre-back in place of Kalidou Koulibaly.
Starting XI: Kepa, James, Cucurella, Fofana, Thiago Silva, Chalobah, Kante, Kovacic, Gallagher, Fernandez, Havertz.
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Ahead of the game, Lampard revealed that anything is ‘possible’ despite being 2-0 down.
‘Anything is possible in football and there’s no doubt that we’re a competitive team and we deserve to be here in this stage of the competition’, Lampard said at his pre-match press conference. We also understand that the opponent is really high-level, but if we get things right, if we work hard, if we do the right things in the game, then anything is possible’.
The Englishman was also asked to give his thoughts on tonight’s opposition and explained why he believes they are such a consistently difficult side to come up against.
‘Looking from the outside, firstly they have a great coach in Carlo Ancelotti, who I understand very well from working with him. So I think he needs to take full credit in this moment because what we saw last season in their run to the final was an amazing resilience that he led.
‘Then what’s very visible from the outside is a core of players that have been there for a very long time, playing at the highest level year after year. They have talent and work ethic and leadership skills and they drive the group. I’m talking obviously about Modric, Kroos, Benzema and others. They have a very good recipe for a team that will be successful over a period of time.
‘They also have individual talent that can win a game in any moment, whether they are with or without control. Those special players at the top end of the pitch at this level can be absolutely crucial to success and they have those. So they have a very good overall unit to have the success that they’ve had for so long’.
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? President Florentino Pérez greeted the team before the match against Chelsea.#UCL | #RealMadrid pic.twitter.com/RNHJeplL3p
As usual Madrid release their XI more than an hour earlier than they are required to.
It’s the team you’d expect….
Starting XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Camavinga, Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Vini Jr, Rodrygo, Benzema
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The deciders! ?
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Chelsea failed to produce one of their inspired Champions League displays as Madrid made their dominance count.
Karim Benzema opened the scoring in the first half before Marco Asensio doubled the lead in the second.
Ben Chilwell was sent off for the Blues and they now have a mountain to climb.
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And welcome to Sportsmail’s live coverage of the Champions League quarter-final second leg clash between Chelsea and Real Madrid.
Madrid are in firm control of the tie after a 2-0 first leg victory in Spain but Chelsea are no stranger to a European miracle.
Team news to follow with kick-off at 8pm.
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