Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Real Madrid welcomes Chelsea to the Bernabeu with the hopes of advancing to the Champions League semi-finals.
The hosts have a two-goal advantage after an amazing first-leg performance at Stamford Bridge and know that anything other than a huge home defeat will assure advancement.
Real Madrid won the first leg 3-1, thanks to a magnificent hat-trick from Karim Benzema, yet Kai Havertz’s strike provides Chelsea a glimmer of hope as they go to Madrid.
The visitors’ confidence should have been buoyed by a 6-0 thrashing of Southampton over the two rounds, but they will face a considerably tougher challenge in Madrid.
Before the second leg, here’s everything you need to know.
When and where is it?
The second leg of the Champions League quarter-final between Real Madrid and Chelsea is due to kick-off at 8 pm BST on Tuesday 12 April at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea: How can I watch it?
Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch Real Madrid vs Chelsea on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting at 7 pm BST. Subscribers can stream the game via the BT Sport app or online player.
Carlo Ancelotti rested a few of his senior players in the weekend win over Getafe, but Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, and Dani Carvajal should all return to the starting lineup, which will likely be identical to the one that started the first leg at Stamford Bridge. After Eder Militao’s red card last week, the Real Madrid manager will be compelled to make at least one change, with Nacho Fernandez the most likely benefactor of Militao’s absence in central defense.
Eden Hazard will be missing once more as he recovers from ankle surgery, according to Ancelotti.
Timo Werner’s chances of starting in Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea front line have been enhanced by a double in the resounding victory against Southampton. Romelu Lukaku is a doubt after missing the journey to the south coast due to injury.
Cesar Azpilicueta tested positive for Covid-19 and will need to undergo a negative test before being allowed to participate in the game.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea: Confirmed lineup
Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Nacho, Alaba, Mendy, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
Chelsea XI: Mendy, James, Rudiger, Silva, Alonso, Kante, Kovacic, Loftus-Cheek, Werner, Mount, Havertz
Real Madrid win 19/13
Chelsea win 2/1
Chelsea will aim to get at Real Madrid’s defense more easily than they did at Stamford Bridge, and should be able to give Carlo Ancelotti’s team a scare – but Real Madrid is in such a strong position that a semi-final spot should be theirs. A 0-2 draw for Chelsea (3-3 agg.)