Why Chelsea will qualify for UCL semifinal ahead Real Madrid despite losing first leg

The Champions League return to action on Tuesday and Wednesday night respectively, as 8 teams played their first leg ties in their respective Venues.

The reigning English Champions Manchester City beat Spanish La Liga side Atletico Madrid 1-0 at Etihad Staduim, Liverpool beat Portuguese side Benfica 3-1 away from home.

Villareal beat Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich 1-0 at Estadio de la Ceramica, and the reigning European Champions Chelsea lost to 13 time winners Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge.

The return legs of this fixtures will be played next week, as Chelsea will travel to Santiago Bernabeu to lock horns with Real Madrid, while Bayern Munich will play host to Villarreal.

Manchester City will travel to Wanda Metropolitan to play against Atletico Madrid and Liverpool will welcome Benfica at Anfield in the return fixture.

Why Chelsea will still qualify for the semi final of the UEFA Champions League this campaign.

Chelsea lost to Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge in the first leg of their quarter-finals clashes of the UEFA Champions League. Frenchman Karim Benzema scored a hat – trick against the Blues to put the Spanish giants one step close to reach the last 4.Meanwhile, Chelsea forward Kai Harvertz scored the only goal for the reigning European Champions, the Blues might still qualify for the last 4 if their defence line will be clinical in the second leg.

They dominated possession in all departments of the game, they had 20 shots against Madrid 8 shots, the Blues had 90 percent accurate passes recorded against Madrid 83, they had 5 corners against Madrid 2 and 64 tackle accuracy against Madrid 56.

The second leg will be a cracker against this two European football heavyweight. The Blues could go for more attacking football against the Whites, as Chelsea will surely score more goals in the contest and they may seal through to the last 4 this term.

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