UCL is back and the first legs of the quarterfinals are done.
Real Madrid beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
As Benzema scored another hat-trick.
Villarreal on the other hand stunned Bayern Munich in Spain.
Let us review the two matches in detail.
Real Madrid vs Chelsea : UCL Quarterfinal
Los Blancos beat Chelsea 3-1 at the Stamford Bridge as Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick.
The match started at a great pace with both teams showing intensity.
Chelsea had a more complete game and were looking good in the start.
But, there is always a twist in the tale.
Madrid had some moments of individual brilliance and Chelsea were caught off guard.
Benzema scored two headed goals out-a- nowhere in span of 3 minutes to completely change the game.
But, due to Chelsea’s more settled game plan they pulled one back through Kai Havertz.
In the start of the second half Edu Mendy pulled off a blunder and Benzema capitalized on it and scored the hat-trick.
The third goal made Madrid’s position strong.
Chelsea tried to create a lot but, failed to score and the match ended with a scoreline of 3-1 for Madrid.
Now, Chelsea will travel to Bernabeau with a 2 goal deficit.
Villarreal beat Bayern Munich
On the other hand Bayern Munich were stunned 1-0 by Villarreal through a goal by Groeneveld.
Also, Bayern’s defence was torn apart at mang instances in the match.
The Spanish side also had a disallowed goal.
Bayern will now have to play at their home with a one goal deficit.
But, Bayern are never the underdog and can overturn any result.
Bayern will still have the upper hand at Allianz Arena.
But, we can surely hope from another masterclass by Unai Emery.
Football is a great game and it is never late to start playing.
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