Chelsea FC v Real Madrid – Champions League LIVE MATCH
Chelsea will face Real Madrid for the fifth time in European competition, while they are unbeaten against them in the previous four (W2 D2). This will be the first time across the five meetings that Chelsea have hosted the Spanish side.
Real Madrid are winless in their last four away games against English sides in the UEFA Champions League (D2 L2), scoring only two goals across the four games. Their last such victory was against Liverpool back in October 2014, winning 3-0 in the group stage.
Chelsea have progressed from five of their last seven knockout ties in the UEFA Champions League when avoiding defeat away from home in the first leg. However, one of these two eliminations came in their last semi-final appearance in the competition, versus Atlético de Madrid in 2013-14 (0-0 in first leg, 1-3 in second leg).
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is looking to secure his fourth progression in four UEFA Champions League semi-final ties, which would equal the record for most semi-final tie progressions by a manager in competition history (4 – along with Alex Ferguson, Carlo Ancelotti and Marcello Lippi).
Chelsea are aiming to reach their third UEFA Champions League final, which would take them just one behind Manchester United and Liverpool (both four) for most final appearances in the competition by an English team.