Real Madrid won the Champions League (C1) football quarter-final against Chelsea tonight, losing mostly (3-1) in the first leg, while Bayern Munich had to recover from a goalless draw at Villarreal.
At the Santiago-Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, the C1 champions, the English, will miss Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku with a heel injury. However, it is not enough to encourage their coach German Thomas Toussaint, he hopes for a fantastic comeback because “football is always full of surprises”. Last week, after a 16 second leg round against Paris Saint-Germain, a hat-trick by Frenchman Karim Benzema sealed the victory for the Spaniards at Stamford Bridge. A win for the Blues (2-0) would have allowed the solid leaders of La Liga (Division 1 of the Spanish Football Championship) to push Madrid into extra time, eliminating the advantage for away goals. .
At another meeting that evening, Bayern welcome Villarreal to the Alliance-Arena in Munich, crowned at C1 2020. In the first leg, Dutchman Arnaud Danzuma scored the sixth goal of the season in C1, which is similar to the first defeat to the Bavarians in this edition (1-0). Led by Giovanni Lo Celso of Argentina, Unai Emery’s players hope to qualify for the Europa League (C3) “yellow submarine” in the last four of C1 for the second time since the 2006 edition. Beware, however, of Joshua Kimmich’s team reaction. In the 16th round, Bayern, heading to the tenth consecutive national title at the Bundesliga (Division 1 of the German Football Championship), actually joined RB before being crushed in the first leg (1-1) at Salzburg. Austrians at home on return (7-1).
Real Madrid won the Champions League (C1) quarter-final against Chelsea tonight, losing mostly (3-1) in the first leg, while Bayern Munich had to recover from a goalless draw at Villarreal. At the Santiago-Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, C1’s defending champions England will miss Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku with a heel injury.
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