Real Madrid 2-3 Chelsea (AET,, 5-4 on agg): Player ratings

Chelsea’s hopes of completing a miraculous comeback in the Champions League were dashed after they could only manage a 3-2 win at Real Madrid after extra time.

The Whites squandered their two-goal lead before scoring late to extend the tie for a further 30 minutes, during which Karim Benzema again stepped up to send them through to the semi-finals at the expense of the defending champions with a 5-5 aggregate victory. Four. .

The reigning European champions took the lead on the night after 15 minutes as Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Timo Werner combined before passing Mason Mount, the midfielder launching a ferocious effort past Courtois to give the visitors some hope.

Real Madrid’s attackers struggled to be on the same page, with Vinicius Junior getting into good positions on the channels before giving the ball up under pressure on several occasions.

A speculative half-volley from Benzema hit Thiago Silva’s shoulder and sailed over the crossbar before Casemiro fired over the top as Real Madrid’s frustration continued and they headed into half-time just a goal ahead on aggregate.

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