Champions League

UEFA Champions League Semi-final 1st Leg: Real Madrid vs Chelsea Preview, Live Stream and Where to Watch in India

Mudeet Arora
Real Madrid vs Chelsea, UEFA Champions League semi-final preview
Real Madrid vs Chelsea, UEFA Champions League semi-final preview / Xavier Laine/Getty Images
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Real Madrid and Chelsea face off in the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday night at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.

Los Blancos, who last became European champions in 2018 will hope to emerge victorious against the 2012 Champions League winners from London.


Here's our special preview of this semi-final clash...

When and Where to watch or stream the Champions League semi-final between Chelsea and Real Madrid in India?

Real Madrid vs Chelsea will be telecast in India on the Sony Ten network. Additionally, the match can also be live streamed on the Sony Liv app. The telecast starts late night on 27th April (early hours of 28th April ) at 00:30am.


Preview, Form Guide and Team News:

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane gave the big news of Eden Hazard being fit for the semi-final against his former team.

This means Hazard, who left Chelsea in the 2018-19 season to join Real Madrid, is all set to take on his former club tonight.

Zidane also confirmed that Ferland Mendy has been ruled out of the first leg tie as he recovers from a calf injury.

Chelsea's last five games: WDWLWW - Latest result was a 0-1 away win against West Ham United.

Real Madrid's last five games: DWDDWW - Latest result was a 0-0 draw against Real Betis.


Probable XI:

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Militão, Nacho; Casemiro, Kroos, Modrić, Vinícius Jr, Benzema, Asensio

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger; James, Jorginho, Kanté, Chilwell; Mount, Havertz, Werner


What did the coaches say ahead of the clash?

Zinédine Zidane, Real Madrid head coach: "Chelsea are a side who've done their work in the Champions League and deserve to be in the semis, just as Real Madrid do. It's going to be a tough, different game, and Chelsea are side with plenty of experience at this level, too. We've got a month of the season to go and we'll fight until the end, come what may. We'll have difficulties, of course, but so will all teams. What motivates us is to go out onto the pitch and give everything we can."

Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager: "We should not expect crazy things from us, but the same again on the highest level. We have had tough matches, important matches, so we feel it is a good moment to play this match. We want to play hungry. [We must] be ourselves: that is the strategy. Rely on yourself, your strengths and do the things that make you confident. Hopefully, we don't overthink and overdo it.”

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