Chelsea 0-1 Real Madrid LIVE! Rodrygo goal – Champions League match stream, latest score and updates today
Chelsea go in search of a Champions League miracle tonight as they host Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge. The Blues are 2-0 down on aggregate after defeat in Spain last week, with goals from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio giving the 14-time champions complete control of the quarter-final tie.
It’s three defeats in three matches since Frank Lampard returned to the Chelsea dugout, the club legend so far proving unable to even vaguely help turn the Blues’ struggles around. The likes of N’Golo Kante and Thiago Silva return after being rested against Brighton, but it’s a surprisingly cautious lineup for the hosts with Joao Felix, Raheem Sterling and Mykhailo Mudryk all on the bench.
Real cruised past Liverpool in the last-16 and are well on track to knock out another English side tonight, with Manchester City likely then waiting in the semi-finals for Charles Ancelotti’s side. Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below, featuring expert analysis from Nizaar Kinsella and Dan Kilpatrick at the ground.
72 mins: Kante has been impressive, aside from the smallmatter of his finishing, in this advanced role. Wins another corner for Chelsea.
Felix swings it in, plenty of blue shirts lurking but it’s a superb header from Militao to clear the danger.
71 mins: Benzema trudges off for Real, he’s had a really quiet night. Tchouameni on to replace him.
Felix tries his luck from the edge of the area, blocked as Havertz appeals for a penalty. Never getting that.
68 mins: It’s actually Cucurella who makes way for Mudryk, who goes to left wing-back. Sterling and Felix for Fernandez and Gallagher.
Chelsea continue to threaten down the right, so many crosses put into the box but nobody there to take advantage. A tale as old as time.
66 mins: Real try to walk the ball into the net, very nearly do so too. Benzema passes it straight at Kepa from close range.
Those Chelsea changes still haven’t been made, they’ve been waiting on the touchline for about three minutes.
64 mins: Here we go, Lampard turns to his bench. Felix, Mudryk, Sterling and the kitchen sink being brought on.
Fofana, Gallagher and Fernandez the three to make way. Can Chelsea produce a late miracle?
61 mins: Chelsea still pushing, but that quality in front of goal isn’t there. Gallagher fires straight at Courtois.
Kante now free on the right, dinks a cross through to Fernandez and he can only run it out of play under pressure from Rudiger.
GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Real Madrid | Rodrygo 58′
That is cruel, just as Chelsea were really pushing. Rodrygo is away down the right, after Chalobah lets him skip away.
Cut back misses Benzema, Vinicius is so cool in laying it back to Rodrygo and he does the rest from close range.
57 mins: Chelsea are on the charge, Real rattled.
Havertz jinks his way to the edge of the box, gets the shot in and it takes a slight deflection off Militao, straight at Courtois.
Chelsea HAVE to make the most of this spell. One goal and it’s all to play for.
Dan Kilpatrick at Stamford Bridge
Both sides can count themselves a little lucky to still have 11 players on the pitch.
James could easily have seen red for a dangerous challenge on Camavinga while Militao might have been shown a second yellow for catching Chalobah.
54 mins: Chelsea players and Lampard screaming for a second yellow card as Militao brings down Chalobah. Clumsy from the Real defender, who needs to be very careful after his earlier booking.
Chelsea aren’t going to get their wish, for all Lampard continues to complain.
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