Real Madrid and Chelsea meet in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday, April 12.
Information about Real Madrid – Chelsea
When: Wednesday 12 April (21:00CET start)
Where: Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, Madrid
That: UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg
how to follow it: the best coverage of the match
The winner faces either Bayern or Man City in the semi-finals, playing the first leg at home
Where to watch Real Madrid – Chelsea on TV
Fans can find where to watch the UEFA Champions League here.
What you need to know?
These two teams also met in the same phase last season. Karim Benzema scored four goals in the tie, which resulted in a 5-4 aggregate win for the eventual champions. It was the 14th title for Madrid and the fourth for Carlo Ancelotti, who faces one of his four former teams that have reached the quarterfinals. With Barcelona in the lead in the league championship, this competition is once again the apple of Madrid’s eye.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Éder Militão, Rüdiger, Nacho; Kroos, Camavinga, Modrić; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Chelsea: Kepa; Fofana, Koulibaly, Cucurella; James, Kovaćič, Fernández, Chilwell; Sterling, Joao Felix, Havertz
Latest results (all competitions, most recent first): SEE
How are you: 2nd in the League, Copa del Rey semifinals
Latest results (all competitions, most recent first): EVVVDD
How are you: 10º in the Premier League
Graham Hunter, Real Madrid reporter
Joseph Terry, Chelsea reporter
What the technicians say
Carlo Ancelotti, coach of Real Madrid: soon
Graham Potter, Chelsea manager: “The feeling is one of emotion. I have said that we will try to win the Champions League, and I am sure that the same will happen to the other seven clubs. I do not know him personally [a Ancelotti], but I have faced him when he was at Everton. I know he is a gentleman. Needless to say, he has the respect that I have for him and what he has achieved.”
Where is the 2023 Champions League final?
The Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul will host the final on Saturday, June 10, 2023.
The champion earns a place in the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League group stage, if they have not qualified through their domestic competition.