We had hoped for a different storyline at Bernabeu last night. But it just was not meant to be. Despite Mason Mount’s wonderful finish and Antonio Rudiger’s powerful header had earlier wiped out Real’s 3-1 first-leg advantage, last minute goal by Rodrygo and Karem Benzema proved vital to defeat this reigning Champion. Thomas Tuchel’s side were outstanding throughout but strong showing from Carlo Ancelotti’s side provided an even match.
It was really a very painful night for Chelsea which recently lost to Liverpool in Carabao Cup Final and now trailing 12 points behind Premier League Leader, Manchester City. Their only hope to win any silverware this season rests with English FA Cup!
Well, look at the positive side, at least Chelsea is going somewhere. Some silverware in the last few years. That’s some success.
We hope to see more success stories emanating from Stamford Bridge. Thomas Tuchel definitely has longer service time than Ralf Rangnick!