UEFA Champions League, Chelsea vs Real Madrid Highlights: Werner, Mount goals put Chelsea in the Champions League final

Chelsea vs Real Madrid Live Score: Follow Live updates from the UEFA Champions League second leg semifinal game between Chelsea and Real Madrid played at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea players celebrate after taking the lead against Real Madrid on Wednesday- REUTERS   -  REUTERS

Welcome to the highlights of the UEFA Champions League second leg semifinal clash between Chelsea and Real Madrid from Stamford Bridge in London.

MATCH REPORT: Chelsea outclasses Real Madrid to reach Champions League final

The referee blows the final whistle and Chelsea joins Manchester City in the 2020-21 Champions League final and every sane observer of the game will approve of its qualification for the summit clash.

Goals from Timo Werner in the first half and Mason Mount in the second half meant that the Blues earned a deserved spot for the title, for which they need to go past a sublime Manchester City side, in Istanbul on May 29.

That is all from us for now. Hopefully, the final at the end of this month will be as exciting as the semifinals have been. Until then, it is good bye and stay safe.

4 minutes of added time!

Mount gets booked and Thomas Tuchel takes him off right away for Hakim Ziyech. Cesar Azpilicueta is also off and Reece James comes on for him.

85' GOAL!! Mount doubles Chelsea's lead. Lovely composed assist from Pulisic as well and the Courtois wall is finally breached.

84' Real Madrid having a lot of the ball possession, but it still cannot get a clear cut chance to level things up here.

79' Benzema gets a good ball in from Courtois, but the Chelsea defence is there to ensure nothing comes out of it.

YET ANOTHER CHANGE FOR REAL MADRID: Rodrygo comes on for Casemiro.

72' Kroos is booked for a challenge on Pulisic.

Under 20 minutes to go in this semifinal.

CHANGE FOR CHELSEA: Werner is off and Christan Pulisic is on.

65' Real gets a free kick, which it fails to capitalise on and Chelsea, through Werner, starts a very brisk counter-attack as the striker sprints all the way from end to end, he passes the the ball to Kante, who fires in a shot towards Courtois, who blocks it with his foot

CHANGES FOR REAL MADRID: Federico Valverde and Marco Asensio are on for Mendy and Vinicius Junior.

62' Nacho is booked for a tackle and later an aggressive looking altercation with Havertz.

59' CHANCE! Open spaces for Chelsea to capitalise upon and it does so as a lovely ball comes in towards Havertz and he fires in a shot, but Courtois is up to the task and puts out his right foot to save it.

53' WHAT A CHANCE FOR CHELSEA! Werner plays in a lovely back heel to Mount, who fires in a shot from close range, but ball goes well over the goal. Mount lacked composure on that occasion.

51' Chelsea has had more of the possession since the start of the half. It gets a free kick after Chilwell is brought down by Mendy. The delivery comes in, Thiago Silva rises and heads the ball over the goal.

47' Chelsea begins on the front foot as Havertz heads a fine delivery from Azpilicueta and the ball strikes the top of the post and goes over.

WELCOME BACK! It promises to be an intriguing 45 minutes. Real Madrid has all the work to do.

That was a 45 minutes which Real Madrid will look back and feel how they are not in a better position. They had lot more possession than Chelsea, Karim Benzema had two shots on goal and yet they trail, thanks to a somewhat fortunate goal for Chelsea from Timo Werner.

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy deserves a special mention as he has managed to keep the score line 1-0 at half-time with some fine saves.

Can Los Blancos fight back in the second half or will the Blues join Man City in the final? Join us for the second half in a bit.

Half-time: Chelsea 1 Real Madrid 0.

NO ADDED TIME! And it is half-time.

36' Ramos is booked for a challenge on Azpilicueta. He tries to defend himself for the challenge, but the referee brings out the card. A few minutes later, Christinsen is shown a yellow card for a challenge on Real Madrid's Mendy.

35' CHANCE! Modric puts in a cross from the left, to Benzema, who jumps up in the air, heads the ball towards the goal, but Mendy saves it.

34' Slow passage of play as both teams are looking to keep possession and not try anything too extravagant. Real needs to show a bit more energy here.

28' GOAL! Werner gives Chelsea the lead. Havertz chips the ball with his left foot, the ball hits the bar and Werner heads the falling ball inside the net.

25' CHANCE! Karim Benzema fires in a curling shot with his right foot and goalkeeper Mendy does very well to stretch his left hand out and save the ball from going in.

22' Real Madrid has gained more ball possession, but Chelsea has defended well and crowded the box  with several of its players.

17' OFFSIDE!! Werner slams the ball into the back of the net, but is caught off-side.

15' Another good bit of play by Chelsea as Werner runs down the wing, puts in a ball towards goal, but Nacho does well to prevent anything major from happening.

13' FREE KICK for Chelsea. Chillwell puts in the cross, but nothing comes out of it. Jorginho is booked for a challenge on Hazard.

11' SHOT! Rudiger aims for goal from a long range and it is parried away by Courtois. Then Mount comes sprinting down the left wing and the goalkeeper is there to stop the shot with his left foot.

10' Real Madrid has had the large chunk of the possession in the last few minutes and with a bit of space in front of him, Kroos goes for goal and it lands straight in goalkeeper Mendy's hands.

Unlike the City-PSG game last night, a lot more sedate start to this semifinal.

7' Nacho is grimacing in pain after a stamp and push by Havertz.

4' Twin fouls on Real Madrid players as Christensen brings down Hazard and Kante puts in a tackle on Kroos.

2' Both teams having equal share of possession in the opening exchanges of this half.

HERE WE GO! Real to start proceedings.

REMINDER: If the second leg ends 1-1 on aggregate, then CHELSEA will progress to the final for having scored more away goals.

12:28am: The two teams are walking out to the middle. Chelsea in its blue kit, Real Madrid in its white kits. Who will go through to Istanbul to face Manchester City on the 29th of May? We will find out soon.

12:20am: JUST 10 MINUTES TO GO FOR KICK-OFF IN THIS SECOND LEG!

12:10am: Thomas Tuchel featured in last year’s Champions League final when he was with Paris Saint-Germain, which was knocked out last night by Manchester City.

This time, with a Chelsea squad brimming with potential similar to that of PSG, the German will hope to go all the way and clinch the title.

One of the players who delivered for Chelsea in the first leg was N’Golo Kante and Tuchel was hopeful the Frenchman would take the Blues all the way in the Champions League.

Read about that here: Tuchel hopes 'top guy' Kante can deliver Champions League title

12:00am: Some stats ahead of tonight's match:

1.This will be the fifth meeting between these two sides and Chelsea has never lost to Real Madrid in European competition. It has won twice and drawn the other two games.

2. Real Madrid has not won a game against an English side in the Champions League away from home in the last four attempts. It has lost twice and drawn the other two fixtures.

3. If Real Madrid beats Chelsea on Wednesday, manager Zinedine Zidane would have made it to his fourth Champions League final, equalling the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson, Carlo Ancelotti and Marcello Lippi.

4. If Chelsea beats Real Madrid on Wednesday, it would progress through to its third Champions League final, thereby putting it one behind Manchester United and Liverpool (4) for most appearances in the summit clash at Europe's premier event by an English club.

 

11:50pm: Real Madrid was dealt a blow ahead of the second leg as Raphael Varane was ruled out of the fixture.  Read about it here: Varane ruled out of Chelsea game

11:40pm: In case you need a reminder of what happened in the first leg, here it is: Madrid and Chelsea draw 1-1 in Champions League semifinals as Pulisic, Benzema find the net

11:30pm: So Zinedine Zidane has opted to start with Hazard in the return leg. The Belgian did get game time last week in the first leg and it seems like Zidane possibly is trying to play a psychological mind game by starting the forward for this game. Sergio Ramos is also expectedly back for Los Blancos.

For Chelsea, the goal scorer from the first leg- Christan Pulisic- misses out as Thomas Tuchel has preferred Kai Havertz as one of the three forwards, along with Timo Werner and Mason Mount.

Here are the starting XIs for both teams:

Chelsea: Mendy; Christensen, Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell; Havertz, Werner, Mount.

Real Madrid: Courtois; Militao, Ramos, Nacho, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modric; Hazard, Benzema, Vinicius.

Full Squads

Real Madrid

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Lubin, Altube

Defenders: Carvajal, Militao, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola, Miguel

Midfielders: Kroos, Modric, Casemiro, Isco, Arribas, Blanco

Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Asensio, Vinicius Jr, Mariano, Rodrygo

Chelsea

Goalkeepers: Edouard Mendy, Kepa Arrizabalaga, Willy Caballero

Defenders: Antonio Rudiger, Marcos Alonso, Andreas Christensen, Thiago Silva, Kurt Zouma, Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Ben Chilwell, Emerson Palmieri

Midfielders: Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz, Mason Mount, Christian Pulisic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tino Anjorin, Billy Gilmour

Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Timo Werner, Olivier Giroud 

Where can you watch the Champions League live in India?

Live telecast of the UCL 2020-21 semifinals will be available on the Sony Pictures Sports Network. SONY LIV will provide live streaming online