6 Interesting Real Madrid Facts After Knocking Chelsea Out of the Champions League

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Real Madrid lost to Chelsea in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals. Even so, Madrid still qualified for the semifinals with an aggregate advantage over the Blues.

Entertaining Chelsea at the Santiago Bernabeu, Wednesday (13/4/2022) early morning WIB, Los Blancos armed with a 3-1 victory at the first meeting at Stamford Bridge, 7 April.

El Real only needs a draw at the second meeting of the quarter-finals, in order to qualify for the last four of the Champions League. However, Real Madrid faced fierce resistance from Chelsea.

In fact, they were 0-3 behind from the Blues when the game was running for 75 minutes. Mason Mount’s three goals were scored by Mason Mount in the 15th minute, Antonio Rudiger in the 51st minute, and Timo Werner in the 75th minute.

Not wanting to be humiliated at home, Real Madrid increased the intensity of their attacks. As a result, Los Blancos managed to reduce the gap through Rodrygo’s action in the 80th minute.

Until normal time ended, El Real trailed 1-3 and the aggregate became as strong as 3-3. There is no winner, so the match must continue to extra time.

In extra time, Los Blancos managed to score the second goal through Karim Benzema’s header in the 96th minute. Until the duel ended, Real Madrid lost 2-3 to Chelsea.

However, the result was enough to bring Madrid through to the semifinals with a 5-4 aggregate. The following are some interesting facts after Real Madrid silenced Chelsea .

Data and Facts:
1. Real Madrid have always scored in their last 28 home matches in the knock-out phase of the Champions League. The last time Madrid failed to score at home was when they met Barcelona in the 2011 semifinals.

2. Prior to the duel against Chelsea this time, Real Madrid had not conceded more than one goal in the last seven matches in the Champions League.

3. Prior to this season, Karim Benzema’s most goals in the Champions League was seven. Now he has scored seven goals from his last three games in the 2021/2022 Champions League (12 goals in total).

4. The average age of Real Madrid’s starting XI against Chelsea in the second leg of this season’s Champions League quarter-finals is 29 years and 293 days. That is the oldest average age Madrid squad in the Champions League.

5. Karim Benzema has scored four headed goals in his last five games for Real Madrid in all competitions. Previously, Benzema scored the same number, but after undergoing 52 games.

6. Real Madrid have reached the semifinals of the Champions League for the 15th time, including 10 of the last 12 appearances. It was the most semifinal appearances of any team in this tournament.