Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Tuchel: “How many teams can recover from this?”

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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Tuchel: “How many teams can recover from this?”
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The coronavirus gave Carlo Ancelotti a few days in which he temporarily regained the sensation of a footballer, in doubt until the last moment, in constant attention, while his nose tested one after the other. He boarded a plane with President Florentino Pérez until the last one came negative and on the same morning of the game, and they received him at the hotel as a present. “I’ve left the team for a week, I’m back and I’ve seen a great team”, he said contentedly after the crucial win against Chelsea, after the shocks of the Classic and the doubts of the match at Ballados. Against, was watching on TV from his home.



Edouard Mendy, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, A. Christensen (Kovacic, min. 45), Azpilicueta, Jorginho (Loftus-Cheek, min. 63), Kante (Hakim Ziyach, min. 45), Reece James, Christian Pulisic (Lukaku, min. 63), Mason Mount and Kai Havertz


real Madrid

Courtois, Alaba, Dani Carvajal, Ferland Mendy, Eder Militao (Nacho, Min. 63), Modric, Croce (Camavinga, Min. 73), Casemiro, Benzema (Bell, Min. 85), Federico Valverde (Dani Ceballos, Min. ) 85) and Vinicius Jr.

aim 0-1 min. 20: Benzema. 0-2 min. 23: Benzema. 1-2 min 39: Kai Havertz. 1-3 min. 45: Benzema.

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yellow card Eder Militao (minimum 13) and Rudiger (minimum 18)

Their satisfaction pointed to solving the main problem that Madrid faced in the semi-final last year against the same team, insufficient energy, where Tuchel’s team defeated them. “The most important thing is the courage that the players have. The key has been that we have come out very well with the ball, looking for space between the lines. We have attacked very well. Vinicius has been very dangerous, and so has Karim. He has made very good combinations”, said the coach. Courtois was aligned with him. “We started well against a very intense team”, he explained. “I think we had to take the game in our favor, have the ball, invite them to press high. We had the confidence in our football to take the ball out of pressure and there we created a lot of danger”, said the goalkeeper.

In changing the tone for Madrid, the involvement of Federico Valverde was pivotal, whose deployment allowed the team to develop with a fluid configuration, and where it was most necessary in each situation, a man for almost everything, as Ancelotti explained: “We have played with this system. Only one thing, Valverde. I put him in to correct the left lane position and put Carvajal in a bit more to control the midfielder, Pulisic and Mt. Sometimes he could make a line of five, depending on the position of Azpilicueta”.

On the second bench, Thomas Tuchel despaired; “We have scored seven goals in five days. This is worrisome. Seven goals in two games”, he said, adding three of Madrid’s four, which Brentford scored for them on Saturday, also at Stamford Bridge. “We have lost our form during the national team break. I don’t have an explanation. Before we were competitive, we were in a good race.”

But it seems to have disappeared, and Chelsea’s German coach, who last year inspired them to lift their second European Cup, looks pessimistically at the future of this quarter-final bout: “How many teams in the world are behind manage to come from? it ? Achieve three goals? It’s not realistic,” he said. He didn’t even want to think about the Bernabeu: “I’m more worried about Southampton” [su rival del sábado en la Premier] Compared to Real Madrid”, he assured Crestfallen.

Despite the sense of defeat publicly displayed by Tuchel, Courtois preferred patience: “It’s a good starting position 1-3, but we can’t think it’s done. Football is like that: one of his opening goals can get him into the game”, he said.

Ancelotti agreed with the warnings: “Zero trust and great respect for Chelsea. He hasn’t shown his best version for Madrid, but that changes very quickly”, he added. And he wanted to reassure him of the physical condition of Benzema and Valverde, who were to be replaced. “It was because of fatigue,” he assured.

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