Kai Havertz was still a bit of hope – in the end, the FC Chelsea in the Champions League but before: The defending champion around TeamManager Thomas Tuchel has the stress-expected quarter-final first leg against Real Madrid with 1: 3 (1: 2 ) Lost, next Tuesday in Spain, the blues now need a victory with two goals lead – to reach only the extension.
Nationalist Hvertz prevented his hits (40th) after all hopeless undertaking. The outstanding Karim Benzema (21/24./46.) Led Madrid in the London Rain with three hits for victory, the team around Toni Kroos now holds all the trumps in his hand.
For the hosts, on the other hand, it was a premier defeat in duplicate: Tuchel and also the FC Chelsea had a flawless European acup record against real until Wednesday evening.
But before the game, the English were by no means carefree. The much-needed owner change is still not completed, the club has been in the suspension since the sanctions against Roman Abramovich. Last Saturday, the 1: 4 defeat against FC Brentford started the environment.
Chelsea Keeper Mendy Patzt Evil
At the beginning Chelsea was then a determined appearance, Hvertz had the first good chance after five minutes from a pointed angle. On a wet place, the defensive Real Real-Real Real National Player did not get under control in the initial phase.
First, Vinicius Junior failed at the latte (10th), a little later, Benzema silenced the fans at Stamford Bridge: Two highly demanding head balls made the French and Chelsea ranked in the following minutes visible. Just before the break, European champion Jorginho brought a cross from the half-field to Hvertz, the German hit his head.
Immediately after restart, however, Edouard Mendy took the Englishmen of all momentum: A harmless liberation ladder landed at Chelseas Torwart, but did not bring the ball clean to Rüdiger. Benzema jumped in between and hit the empty gate.