Football Blog: Champions League Build Up As Chelsea Face Real Madrid

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09:15, 12 Apr 2022
Last Updated: 22:45, 12 Apr 2022

Good morning football fans! 

A huge night ahead for Chelsea as they face a tough trip to the Santiago Bernabeu to play Real Madrid. Los Blancos hold a two goal lead going into the second leg but Chelsea will be hopefully they can win their eighth away game in a row and overturn the scoreline. Elsewhere, Villarreal will seek to knock out Bayern Munich who will be out for blood following their loss in the first league. Any other football news or stats or trivia we'll bring you as we find it. 

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Real Madrid 2-3 Chelsea

The home side hold their nerve and Benzema scores a crucial extra-time goal to send Los Blancos through. 

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WHAT A GAME. Real Madrid progress to the semis
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Are you not entertained!?!

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GOAL: Rodrygo scores for Madrid! 1-3

It's level once again on aggregate. Incredible game. 

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GOAL: Rudiger gets Chelsea level on aggregate! 0-2

They couldn't, could they? 

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HT: Chelsea lead but need one more

If they can get level they can go to extra time but it's a tough ask for the reigning champions. 

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GOAL: 0-1 Chelsea

A massive goal from Mason Mount!

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Team news: Real Madrid vs Chelsea
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Erik ten Hag to MUFC 'agreed in principle'

Exciting news for Manchester United fans. 

United reach agreement in principle with Erik ten Hag
United reach agreement in principle with Erik ten Hag
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Leeds United top the charts
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Guardiola full of praise for Bielsa

There are not many managers who would get Pep Guardiola saying this...

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Fulham lining up Fabio Carvalho replacement

It may not be confirmed yet, but Fulham are already preparing for life back in the Premier League.

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Ruben Dias travelled to Madrid

A welcome sight for Manchester City fans.

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Barcelona a possibly for Lewandowski

As we head toward the end of the season, transfer rumours start to descend and it is being reported that Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is interested in a move to Barcelona.

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Casemiro defends Bale

Casemiro defended Gareth Bale after the Welshman was booed by Real Madrid fans, saying that those who boo him boo the history of the club as well. 

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Wales star Natasha Harding reaches 100 caps

Wales forward Natasha Harding has reached 100 appearances for Wales, celebrating the occasion alongside a goal!

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Fernandinho 'honest' in Man City announcement

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was caught out by Fernandinho's announcement that he was leaving this City this summer, and the Brazilian has now given his version of events online. 

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Mason Mount

Now a key man for club and country, can Mount inspire a Bernabeu comeback?

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Fernandinho confirms he will leave Manchester City

The veteran midfielder will head back to Brazil at the end of the season.

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Guardiola gives Bielsa love in Atletico preview

Pep Guardiola spoke to Telemundo Sports ahead of Man City's second leg against Atletico, and got onto the topic of one of his inspirations, Marcelo Bielsa, who he made sure to praise!

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Man United & Spurs in battle to sign Johnstone

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are set to battle it out for the signature of West Bromwich Albion goalkeeper Sam Johnstone in the summer when his contract at The Hawthorns expires.

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Steve Pagliuca issues Chelsea bid statement

Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca has released a statement regarding his bid for Chelsea.

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Napoli close in on double signing

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia is currently plying is trade in Georgia but would move to Napoli to replace the Toronto-bound, Lorenzo Insigne. 

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OTD: Kevin De Bruyne curls in a beauty vs PSG

No matter who you support you cannot argue against the qualities of this man. 

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Mateo Kovacic is hopefully Chelsea can comeback

He reflects on a comeback during his time at Real Madrid and hopes Chelsea can complete the same feat against his former side this evening.

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Spurs linked with Eriksen reunion

Can you see the Dane going back to Tottenham or do you think that chapter of his career is finished? 

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Manchester City players are focussed on the UCL

It's the one trophy many of them haven't won. Can they push on and win the prestigious trophy this year? 

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Javier Mascherano to return to Barcelona?

Barcelona are reportedly looking to bring the Argentine back to the club. His role is still undecided but it would be great to see him back at the Nou Camp or working in La Masia. 

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David Unsworth to leave Everton

The long-term academy manager at Everton will be leaving to pursue a career as a first-team manager elsewhere. 

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Happy retirement Neil!

We’ve seen him riding his bicycle in Middlesbrough, tearing paint off the dressing rooms walls in Sheffield and swearing at Nuno Espirito Santo on the Cardiff City pitch, but finally 73-year-old Neil Warnock has called it a day. 

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Trent Alexander-Arnold is a great attacker, but...

Trent Alexander-Arnold is the most gifted attacking right-back in the world, but he shouldn’t be in England’s plans this winter. That sentence may appear oxymoronic, but Sunday’s title showdown against Manchester City showed the very best, and worst of the 23-year-old.

Trent can't be trusted to defend effectively
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