Real Madrid and Chelsea will battle it out at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano tonight (Tuesday) in the first leg of the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League semi-final.
Indeed, Zinedine Zidane’s men were scratchy in the group stages and just about managed to qualify to the knockout phases.
Chelsea, on the other hand, coasted through the group stages unbeaten before seeing of Real Madrid’s local rivals Atletico Madrid in the Round of 16.
FC Porto did make them sweat in the quarter-finals but a solid first-leg display was enough to secure them a place in the semi-finals even though they ended up losing the second leg.
Both teams come into tonight’s game on the back of tough assignments in their respective leagues as Real Madrid were held to a goalless draw by Real Betis while Chelsea were made to work hard for their 1-0 win over West Ham United in the Premier League.
Real Madrid Vs Chelsea Lineup
Real Madrid XI (4-3-3): Courtois, Militão, Varane, Nacho, Carvajal, Modrić, Casemiro, Kroos, Marcelo, Benzema, Júnior
Chelsea XI (3-4-2-1): Mendy, Christensen, Silva, Rüdiger, Azpilicueta, Kanté, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Pulisic, Werner
Kick off is at 20:00 (GMT +1).