Chelsea Vs Real Madrid Football Match Score 2023

Chelsea Vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Football Match Score 2023

The UEFA Champions League is back in action with another round of matches this week as Chelsea lock horns with Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid side in an important clash at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. Real Madrid are currently in second place in the La Liga standings and have been fairly impressive so far this season. Los Blancos eased past Cadiz by a 2-0 margin in their previous game and will look to achieve a similar result this week.

Chelsea, on the other hand, are in 11th place in the league table at the moment and have been in abysmal form this season. The home side slumped to a damaging 2-1 defeat at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion over the weekend and will need to bounce back in this fixture. Facing the unenviable task of trying to record a three-goal win over the reigning European champions, Chelsea host Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Tuesday night.

The teams renew hostilities at Stamford Bridge with Los Blancos boasting a 2-0 advantage from their Santiago Bernabeu showdown, and Frank Lampard’s homecoming has done little to end the Blues’ blues. There is no shame in losing to the European champions in their own backyard, and Lampard could have taken a few positives from his side’s valiant efforts in the Spanish capital, where strikes from Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio led to a predictable victory for those in white.

However, the under-performing Blues were played off the park by Brighton & Hove Albion in Saturday’s Premier League clash – at one stage conceding 70% possession to the soaring Seagulls – as Conor Gallagher’s deflected strike was cancelled out by Danny Welbeck’s header and Julio Enciso’s rocket. A 2-1 scoreline flattered Chelsea, according to Lampard, as the interim Blues boss admitted that his side were fortunate not to lose by more, and the 44-year-old now boasts an unsightly record of three defeats from three games in charge; Todd Boehly cut a dejected figure as he was given an earful from the Stamford Bridge faithful, as Lampard’s dream return turns into a nightmare.

Now winless in six successive matches since a 3-1 triumph over Leicester City under Graham Potter, Gallagher’s fortunate strike against Brighton at least managed to end a four-game streak without a goal for Chelsea, who did reverse a first-leg deficit against Borussia Dortmund at Stamford Bridge to progress to the last eight. The West London giants have now advanced from five of their last seven Champions League ties in which they have lost the first leg away from home, but they have failed to win any of their last four Stamford Bridge games since seeing off BVB, and historical omens will count for nought unless Lampard’s side can suddenly find their best shooting boots.

Potentially playing his way into a contract renewal, Real’s bit-part winger Asensio came up with another telling contribution in Los Blancos’ trip to Cadiz at the weekend, a few days after drilling home his side’s second against Chelsea. Ancelotti understandably rang the changes for Saturday evening’s clash with the bottom-half outfit, and patience was the name of the game for the La Liga champions, but Nacho Fernandez’s strike preceded another Asensio effort to keep their fanciful hopes of domestic glory alive.

A return to winning ways in the top flight allowed Real Madrid to cut the gap to Barcelona down to 10 points, but La Blaugrana have the chance to respond against Getafe on Sunday, and Ancelotti’s men would be forgiven for prioritising continental glory as the season approaches its home straight. From their 19 Champions League knockout ties in which they have won the first leg by at least two clear goals, Real Madrid have progressed from 18 of them – only falling to eventual runners-up Monaco in 2003-04 – and even then Los Blancos were only knocked out courtesy of the now-abolished away goals rule after a 5-5 aggregate draw.

A sixth successive Champions League knockout win would also see Real Madrid set a new continental record, which have been bread and butter for the 14-time European champions, and their visit to Stamford Bridge 12 months ago ended in a 1-3 triumph – avenging a 2-0 loss away to Chelsea in the 2020-21 semis.Chelsea: As has so often been the case, Chelsea’s on-field issues have been overshadowed by events off the pitch, in the dressing room to be precise. After it had been reported on Monday that Todd Boehly, Behdad Eghbali and Hansjorg Wyss had been in the dressing room after Saturday’s atrocious 2-1 loss to Brighton — a result the former reportedly termed embarrassing — goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga revealed that it was actually a regular occurrence for the owners to venture into the inner sanctum post-match. Not only that, Lampard viewed it as something to be welcomed.

Real Madrid: Such drama is hard to find at Madrid, where the focus has long since switched to the cups with La Liga Barcelona’s for the taking. Ancelotti was able to rest the likes of Vinicius Junior, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos for Saturday’s 2-0 win at Cadiz; in their absence, Marco Asensio rose to the occasion with his second goal of the week.

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