The first semi-finalists in the Giants League have been announced. Real Madrid, which shocked Chelsea 3-1 in the match of the night, hosted their opponent at the Bernabeu in the rematch. This time, Real Madrid wanted to be the side that passed the round by winning in their own field. Chelsea were looking for a surprise.
The English team started the game fast and took the lead 1-0 with the goal of Mason Mount in the 15th minute. Thomas Tuchel’s students made the situation 2-0 with Rüdiger’s goal in the 51st minute. The Blues increased the gap to 3 with Marcos Alonso’s goal in the 62nd minute, but after VAR review, the goal was canceled because the ball hit Alonso’s hand. Although this goal was not scored, Timo Werner took the stage in the 75th minute and brought the score to 3-0 with his goal. This score was enough for Chelsea to advance, but when Real Madrid brought the situation to 3-1 with Rodrygo’s goal in 80, all plans were turned upside down. 90 minutes of the match ended with Chelsea’s superiority 3-1 and because the first match ended 3-1 in favor of Real Madrid, the match went to overtime to be played in 2 halves of 15 minutes each.
Real Madrid effectively started the first overtime period. Benzema, who won an important victory for his team by making a hat-trick in the fight in England, appeared this time in the overtime period of the match in Spain. The French striker brought the situation to 3-2 with his goal in the 96th minute. This score was enough for Madrid to advance. There was no other goal in the extra time of the match and Real Madrid closed the curtain opened by Benzema in England and became the side that took the tour.
Real Madrid will face the winner of tomorrow’s Liverpool-Benfica match in the semi-finals.
MINUTES FROM THE MATCH
⚽ GOAL | 15′ Chelsea took the lead 1-0 away with a goal from Mason Mount. The English team came by passing from the middle zone. Timo Werner sent a pass to Mason Mount, who was in the penalty area. The English football player entered the penalty area with this pass and sent his shot from the appropriate angle and scored the goal that gave his team a 1-0 lead.
⏱ 23′ Real Madrid came very close to the goal. Karim Benzema shot from outside the penalty area and the ball hit the defense and the ball narrowly went into the corner.
⏱ 34′ Chelsea searched for space by constantly passing to puncture Real Madrid’s defensive distribution. After this pass, Rudiger used the last resort by shooting. The German defender took a hard shot from about 40 meters, but the ball went aloft from the side.
⚽ GOAL | 51′ Chelsea made the situation 2-0 with a goal from Rüdiger. In the corner kick used by Mason Mount from the right corner, the German football player rose and hit the ball with his head and sent the ball to the net from the corner.
⏱ 54′ In the middle, which was sent to the back area of the penalty area from the right wing, Benzema controlled the ball with his chest and shot, but at the last moment the defense intervened and prevented the danger.
⏱ 56′ Real Madrid came close to scoring with Toni Kroos. Kroos’s shot was taken from the corner by Mendy at the last moment.
⏱ 58′ After 2-0, the match got lively. This time, Chelsea was the dangerous side. Mason Mount took the ball in the midfield and proceeded with the ball towards the Madrid penalty area. He sent his pass to Havertz, who entered the penalty area from the left. The German football player took the ball in front of him, corrected it, then shot his shot, but it was left in the leather round side nets.
⏱ 62′ Real Madrid once again came very close to the goal. Carvajal sent his pass out of the penalty area from the right corner. Federico Valvarde shot for his arrival and the ball went narrowly over the top.
❌ 62′ Chelsea made the situation 3-0 with Marcos Alonso but the goal was disallowed after a VAR review. In Real Madrid’s defense, Mendy lost the ball on the way out. Kante got the ball in Chelsea, who came from the crowd. French footballer sent a pass to Marcos Alonso, who was thrusting from the left wing. The Spanish football player took his shot, Carvajal blocked it, the star football player hit the ball in front of him again with a shocking style and the ball met the nets from 90. In the VAR review after the goal, the goal was disallowed because the ball hit Alonso’s hand.
⏱ 66′ Real Madrid came very close to the goal with Benzema. From the left flank, Mendy sent the middle. In the penalty area, Karim Benzema rose through the defense and made a head shot, the ball hit the crossbar and went out.
⚽ GOAL | 75′ Chelsea made it 3-0 with Timo Werner. Mateo Kovacic sent a pass to Timo Werner, who was running behind the defense. The German football player snatched Casemiro after controlling the ball, dribbled Carvajal and shot his shot, the ball hitting the goalkeeper Courtois met with the nets.
⚽ GOAL | 80′ Real Madrid made it 3-1 with Rodrygo’s goal. From the left, Modric sent a great cross with the outside of his foot towards the back post. Rodrygo shot on his arrival and made the score 3-1.
⚽ GOAL | 96′ Real Madrid made the situation 3-2 with Benzema’s goal. Camavinga intervened and became the winner of the ball, which Chelsea lost on the way out. He sent a pass to Vinicius Junior, who was running from the left. The Brazilian football player made a cross to Benzema in the penalty area, as if to throw a hand, and the only thing left to hit the French scorer was his head: 2-3.