Superior Chelsea Deserved To Win, Zidane Speaks As Real Madrid Crashes Out Of Champions League

 Chelsea set up an all-English Champions League final with Manchester City after beating Real Madrid 2 - 0 at Stamford Bridge in the semi-final second leg, going through 3-1 on aggregate.


Timo Werner put Chelsea ahead (28), nodding into the empty net from under the crossbar after Kai Havertz's chip had hit the woodwork, before Real rode their luck as the hosts missed four big chances to double their lead in the opening 20 minutes of the second period.

The hosts finally got their second to kill off the tie with five minutes remaining as Mason Mount stuck home substitute Christian Pulisic's centre at close range, capping off a fine display and marking an extraordinary turnaround at the club since Thomas Tuchel joined in January.

Chelsea will now play in their third Champions League final (2008 and 2012) in Istanbul on Saturday May 29, and have set up just the third all-English Champions League final after 2008 (Man Utd-Chelsea) and 2019 (Liverpool-Tottenham) as Manchester City look to complete a treble.

Zinedine Zidane has admitted that Chelsea were "superior" and "deserved to win" in their Champions League semi-final victory over Real Madrid, as the Frenchman saw his side crash out at the penultimate hurdle.



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