Chelsea 1-3 Real Madrid: Benzema hat-trick puts Spaniards in charge in Champions League last eight

Karim Benzema's hat-trick was his second in successive Champions League games after a treble against Paris St-Germain in the last 16
Karim Benzema’s hat-trick was his second in successive Champions League games after a treble against Paris St-Germain in the last 16

Karim Benzema’s hat-trick left Chelsea with a mountain to climb if they are to retain their Champions League crown as Real Madrid took a two-goal advantage in the quarter-final first leg.

France forward Benzema headed in first-half crosses from Vinicius Jr and Luka Modric to silence Stamford Bridge.

A Kai Havertz header pulled one back before half-time but goalkeeper Edouard Mendy’s error gifted Benzema his third.

Chelsea travel to the Bernabeu for the second leg next Tuesday (12 April).

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Chelsea

Starting XI

  1. Squad number16Player nameMendy
    Average rating

    4.83

  2. Squad number4Player nameChristensen
    Average rating

    4.74

  3. Squad number6Player nameThiago Silva
    Average rating

    5.70

  4. Squad number2Player nameRüdiger
    Average rating

    5.33

  5. Squad number24Player nameJames
    Average rating

    5.83

  6. Squad number7Player nameKanté
    Average rating

    6.07

  7. Squad number5Player nameJorginho
    Average rating

    5.29

  8. Squad number28Player nameAzpilicueta
    Average rating

    5.77

  9. Squad number19Player nameMount
    Average rating

    6.02

  10. Squad number10Player namePulisic
    Average rating

    5.07

  11. Squad number29Player nameHavertz
    Average rating

    6.58

Substitutes

  1. Squad number8Player nameKovacic
    Average rating

    5.14

  2. Squad number9Player nameLukaku
    Average rating

    3.29

  3. Squad number12Player nameLoftus-Cheek
    Average rating

    4.59

  4. Squad number22Player nameZiyech
    Average rating

    4.86

Real Madrid

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameCourtois
    Average rating

    6.82

  2. Squad number2Player nameCarvajal
    Average rating

    6.30

  3. Squad number3Player nameEder Militão
    Average rating

    6.36

  4. Squad number4Player nameAlaba
    Average rating

    6.52

  5. Squad number23Player nameMendy
    Average rating

    6.65

  6. Squad number10Player nameModric
    Average rating

    7.19

  7. Squad number14Player nameCasemiro
    Average rating

    6.88

  8. Squad number8Player nameKroos
    Average rating

    6.97

  9. Squad number15Player nameValverde
    Average rating

    6.82

  10. Squad number9Player nameBenzema
    Average rating

    8.69

  11. Squad number20Player nameVinícius Júnior
    Average rating

    7.59

Substitutes

  1. Squad number6Player nameNacho
    Average rating

    6.33

  2. Squad number18Player nameBale
    Average rating

    6.94

  3. Squad number19Player nameDani Ceballos
    Average rating

    5.87

  4. Squad number25Player nameCamavinga
    Average rating

    6.14

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Line-ups

Chelsea

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 16Mendy
  • 4ChristensenSubstituted forKovacicat 45′minutes
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 2RüdigerBooked at 19mins
  • 24James
  • 7KantéSubstituted forZiyechat 45′minutes
  • 5JorginhoSubstituted forLoftus-Cheekat 64′minutes
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 19Mount
  • 10PulisicSubstituted forLukakuat 64′minutes
  • 29Havertz

Substitutes

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 3Alonso
  • 8Kovacic
  • 9Lukaku
  • 11Werner
  • 12Loftus-Cheek
  • 13Bettinelli
  • 14Chalobah
  • 17Saúl
  • 22Ziyech
  • 23Kenedy
  • 31Sarr

Real Madrid

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Courtois
  • 2Carvajal
  • 3MilitãoBooked at 14minsSubstituted forNachoat 64′minutes
  • 4Alaba
  • 23Mendy
  • 10Modric
  • 14Casemiro
  • 8KroosSubstituted forCamavingaat 74′minutes
  • 15ValverdeSubstituted forCeballosat 86′minutes
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forBaleat 86′minutes
  • 20Vinícius Júnior

Substitutes

  • 5Vallejo
  • 6Nacho
  • 11Asensio
  • 12Marcelo
  • 13Lunin
  • 17Vázquez
  • 18Bale
  • 19Ceballos
  • 21Rodrygo
  • 24Mariano
  • 25Camavinga
  • 40Fuidias
Referee:
Clément Turpin

Match Stats

Home TeamChelseaAway TeamReal Madrid
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away2
Fouls
Home14
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chelsea 1, Real Madrid 3.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chelsea 1, Real Madrid 3.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Kai Havertz (Chelsea).

  4. Post update

    Nacho (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Mateo Kovacic (Chelsea).

  6. Post update

    Vinícius Júnior (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hakim Ziyech (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Romelu Lukaku.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Antonio Rüdiger (Chelsea).

  9. Post update

    Nacho (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Mason Mount (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Dani Ceballos replaces Federico Valverde because of an injury.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Gareth Bale replaces Karim Benzema.

  14. Post update

    César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Federico Valverde (Real Madrid).

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Reece James (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mason Mount (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kai Havertz.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Kai Havertz (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mateo Kovacic.

  19. Post update

    Foul by César Azpilicueta (Chelsea).

  20. Post update

    Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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