Real Madrid 2 Chelsea 0: Benzema and Asensio net as ten-man Blues outclassed in huge Bernabeu learning curve
CHELSEA’S miserable run continued as they were picked apart by Karim Benzema and co. at the Bernabeu.
But Frank Lampard will feel his side are still in the tie despite luck not being on his side against Real Madrid.
The Blues started brightly and could have opened the scoring early on if Joao Felix had been more accurate with his low shot.
Real then started to assert their dominance and scored through a beautifully worked goal – Vinicius Jr’s effort was saved but Benzema was on hand to tap in.
Chelsea then had a spell to forget as Kalidou Koulibaly was forced off with injury and Ben Chilwell given his marching orders moments later.
Real struggled to carve out many clear-cut chances in the second half but did double their lead through substitute Marco Asensio, who fired in a clinical finish from a well-worked short corner.
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