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Sorry for Chelsea

In just one night, 2 strong contenders for the championship Champions League this season – Bayern and Chelsea – had to leave the game after the quarterfinals.

The common point is that both have equalized the loss in the first leg, even “The Blues” led Real 3-0, but in the end still suffered defeat because of the decisive goal of the opponent.

No one thought Bayern, with their home field advantage and stronger force, would be pushed out the door by Villarreal but they let it happen. In contrast, no one thought Chelsea would have a chance at the Bernabeu after losing 1-3 in the first leg but they almost made a miracle. Therefore, while Bayern received criticism, especially for the mistakes in the staffing of coach Nagelsmann, Chelsea was praised for their heroic performance.

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Chelsea (left) played very bravely against Real but still could not win a ticket to the semi-finals


Nagelsmann is an excellent tactician and would make a great coach but yesterday morning he made some questionable decisions regarding Sane being started, Gnabry playing in an attacking midfielder position instead of running. wing when he was brought on and needlessly replaced Hernandez with Davies. Besides, the fact that Bayern missed a number of opportunities to score more goals made many people think that something was wrong behind the scenes. Some players are underperforming and the morale of the whole team has dropped in recent times.

On the contrary, on a breathtaking night of passion at the Bernabeu, Chelsea really showed their full potential and showed exactly what they were: Brave spirit, undaunted despite the face of adversity. with adversity, was cleverly deployed by one of the elite coaches but ended up making a mistake in the bottom third of their field.

Barcelona on the renaissance

After the 1-1 draw in the first leg in Frankfurt, coach Xavi’s Barcelona team is facing the opportunity to reach the semi-finals when it will play at home in the second leg of the Europa League quarter-finals tomorrow morning. With a streak of 15 unbeaten matches in La Liga and the longest unbeaten team in Europe’s top 5 championships, they have a group of players in high form and capable of shining like Aubameyang, Ferran Tores , Pedri, Pablo Gavira, Jordi Alba… Barca showed that they are regaining their inherent strength. Other teams like Lyon and Atalanta with the advantage of drawing 1-1 in the first leg also hope to reach the semi-finals. In the Europa Conference League, all attention is on AS Roma, whether they can win Bodo Glimt again after losing 1-2 in the first leg. Leicester City have overcome the host PSV Eindhoven when they were held to a 0-0 draw before at home.

Odds of notable matches: April 15, 2 hours: Barcelona – Frankfurt: Barcelona handicap 1 left, left and a half, won 9; Lyon – West Ham: Lyon handicap half, win 9. April 14, 23:45: PSV – Leicester: PSV handicap half, win 9. April 15, 2 hours: AS Roma – Bodo Glimt: AS Roma handicap 1 left, left half, won 9.


Coach Tuchel warned before the game that Real had a physical advantage thanks to La Liga’s use of five substitutions to the Premier League’s three and perhaps that contributed to a pass or two of fatigue creeping in. into their play. “The Blues” paid the price for that. However, it should also be said that Benzema’s brilliant touch in Real’s decisive goal and an incredible assist from Modric for Rodrygo’s goal were what Chelsea lacked. However, above all, according to coach Tuchel, “this is a defeat that you can be proud of and easily accept”.

Real reached the semi-finals with their legs still shaking. Meanwhile, despite not having many stars, Villarreal played as a team, combined with a bit of luck and good tactics from coach Emery, they found themselves in the semi-finals. Champions League.

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