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CHELSEA 1 VS 3 REAL MADRID – BENZEMA SCORES HAT-TRICK

Spanish Champions Real Madrid took on UEFA Champions League Champions Chelsea tonight in a tough duel. Striker Karim Benzema made sure Madrid won in style.

The two giants clashed at the Stamford Bridge tonight at 19;00 GMT. Goalkeeper Thibout Courtois and Mataeo Kovasic had the chance to face their former teams respectively.

Chelsea eliminated Madrid last season in a 3-1 aggregate scoreline. Madrid were held in a 1-1 draw at home and lost 0-2 at Stamford Bridge. It was at the Semi-finals and Chelsea progressed to the final and finally won the trophy.

Last season the two sides met at the Semi-finals stage but tonight’s match saw a reverse fixture at the Quarter-finals.

Line up of the two teams were as follows :

Chelsea XI: Mendy; James, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta; Kante, Jorginho; Mount, Pulisic, Havertz

Real Madrid XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Valverde, Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Benzema, Vinicius

1900 – kickoff

2mins – James low cross across the face of Madrid goal

9 mins – Vinicius hits the bar for Madrid

21 mins Madrid scores first goal by Benzema

23 mins Benzema scores second goal for Madrid

40 mins Kai Harvetz pulls one back for Chelsea to make it 2-1

45 First Half ends

Second half begins

45 mins Benzema caps his night with hatrick for Madrid, its 3-1 for Madrid

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