Another blockbuster UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE Night is upon us!
Chelsea take their first trip to the Santiago Bernabeu to face a Benzema inspired Real Madrid side that are 3-1 up on aggregate. Bayern Munich welcome Villarreal at home after losing to them by 1-0 last week.
The headlines after tonight’s Champions League Semifinal second leg fixtures will be doused with explosive adjectives. Just in case you are wondering how you can follow the games live, do not fret, Apex Football will be bringing you the action as it breaks!
Real Madrid vs Chelsea
Chelsea are in need of a big result at the Bernabeu today to continue their Champions League defence and knock out Real Madrid.
A 3-1 aggregate lead will be difficult to overcome at the best of times, let alone with Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid in top form and cruising towards the title in LaLiga. But nothing is impossible!
If the Blues want to leave Madrid with victory tonight they have to score early in the first half. 3-1 on aggregate might seem big but that could change if Chelsea lead by 2-0 at half-time, remember the away goal rule has been thrashed.
The Chelsea defence will have to do a lot to contain Karim Benzema who is in an incredible form right now. The world will be watching to see how the game ends!
Manchester City or Atletico Madrid await in the semi-finals for any team that wins.
Bayern Munich vs Villareal
Bayern Munich will once again have to drag out a big performance in Bavaria to reach the next round of the Champions League.
Villarreal secured a 1-0 victory in Spain last week courtesy of an Arnaut Danjuma strike, setting them up for a potentially famous quarter-final triumph.
However, Bayern were under pressure as they went into the home leg in the last round – before they smashed seven goals past RB Salzburg.
Julian Nagelsmann’s side failed to kick into top gear on the weekend as they scraped past Augsburg while Villarreal settled for a draw at home to Athletic Club, having fallen off the pace in LaLiga’s fight for a top-four finish.
The Yellow Submarines will put on an outstanding performance at the Allianz Arena just like they did at the Allianz Stadium when they knocked out Juventus.