Real Madrid eliminated Chelsea on Tuesday night as Madrid came back from the dead to beat the current European and world champions.
Having chased 3-0 on the night, Real Madrid lost 3-2 to acquire a 5-4 aggregate victory.
A 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge a week before had Carlo Ancelotti’s side solid coming into the second leg at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, however the Blues stormed the Madris and caught the LaLiga leaders cold in the first half of the game.
Mason Mount put Chelsea on the lead with a fine finish following a quarter of an hour, and Real failed to react.
Thomas Tuchel had stated the tie was not still alive after the first leg, and his words seemed to have worked as his players looked desperate than their opponents.
That lead was doubled through Antonio Rudiger early in the second half, though the German scored following a corner that was wrongly awarded.
Marcos Alonso thought he had made it 3-0, but his goal was correctly reversed as the ball had struck his hand prior he finished into the top corner.
That third goal did come through Timo Werner, putting Real Madrid on the point of elimination.
Nevertheless Real Madrid is not a club that lie down and accept their fate, less so in Chelsea. They kept on going, and a moment of magic from Luka Modric arranged Rodrygo Goes to level on aggregate.
Then, into extra time, it was tough to see any result other than a home win. Karim Benzema headed from a cross via Vinicius Junior, and from then the outcome seemed to come up.
Chelsea pressurized as extra time went on, and they exerted late pressure onto the 13-time winners, but Ancelotti’s men had enough to get themselves at risk.
Real Madrid joined fellow Spanish side Villarreal in the final four. Atletico Madrid may still join them.