Real Madrid advances to the Champions League semifinals by defeating Chelsea.

Real Madrid advances to the Champions League semifinals by defeating Chelsea.
 Real Madrid advances to the Champions League semifinals by defeating Chelsea.

Real Madrid's 2-0 victory over Chelsea at the Bridge on Tuesday secured a berth in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the holders with a final combined score of 4-0. Rodrygo scored both goals in the second half.

It is the first occasion since 1993 that Chelsea has lost four consecutive games.

The opening 45 minutes were reminiscent of Madrid's 2-0 victory in the first leg of the quarterfinal contest, as Chelsea came out strong before settling in and assuming control of the game before halftime.

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Marc Cucurella had a golden opportunity to score just before halftime, but Thibaut Courtois thwarted his close-range shot after the Spaniard was left alone at the far post, and the teams went into halftime tied at 0-0.

"It is difficult to reach the semifinals or the final. Following the victory, Courtois remarked, "We've been to a number of them over the past three years." "Obviously, when you play in a semifinal and lose, as we did three years ago against Chelsea, you do not exult.

"We're pleased to have reached the semifinals, which is not an easy feat, but if we lose, it won't feel like much.Our objective is to succeed and advance."

Rodrygo's goal shortly before the hour mark dashed Chelsea's improbable prospects of a comeback, with the celebrations in Madrid commencing in earnest just twenty minutes later when the Brazilian increased the lead for the coach's squad.

"I have no idea how to convey it. Rodrygo stated after the match, "I always say this is a very special tournament for me, and every time I play I can assist the team." "I'm pleased, and I expect to continue in this vein by scoring more goals, registering more assists, and winning the Champions League once more."

Rodrygo completed a spreading confront-attack against a helpless Chelsea, who have lost all four video games since Frank Lampard came back as interim manager, skipping past Trevoh Chalobah's reckless lunge alongside his cross eventually played back to him by fellow Brazilian international Vinicius Junior for him to score.

Federico Valverde set up Rodrygo's second goal, which prompted a mass exodus of Chelsea supporters from their home stadium, in the closing stages, which were essentially academic.

Rodrygo added, "It's an honor to play for Real Madrid, the best team in the world." "We are nearly obligated to advance to the semifinals and finals and win the Champions League. Since I've been here, we've had that thought in our minds: "We have to go far, and we have to play well. Since I've been here, we've gone far in this competition."

While Chelsea's season under their new American owners will end without a trophy despite spending £500 million ($621 million) on new players, 14-time European champions Madrid continue to pursue a fifth trophy under Ancelotti.

Ancelotti stated, "We knew we would have to endure in this type of game." "They gave their all" In the first half, they posed us problems, particularly on the left side; in the second half, we resolved these issues. It is normal to suffer; we had a sturdy defensive level. A great contest, a well-earned victory; we're ecstatic."

Eder Militao received a yellow card that is going to keep him out of the first leg of the semifinals due to accumulation. This was the only negative news for Madrid on an otherwise happy night.

Ancelotti remarked, "A little concerned, dropping down to 10 men would ultimately have been difficult, but following that he had a magnificent defensive performance. "[David] Alaba will miss the first leg of the semifinal, but we hope to have him return."

Madrid is likely to face Manchester City in the semifinals, as Pep Guardiola's team leads Bayern Munich 3-0 with one leg remaining in their quarterfinal.

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