Chelsea and Real Madrid clashed in a highly expected second leg of the UEFA Champions League 2020/21 semifinals at Stamford Bridge. Following a 1-1 draw at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano last week, soccer fans were eager to see the rematch in England. Thomas Tuchel's boys stunned 2-0 Zinedine Zidane's team as Timo Werner and Mason Mount, after a great Christian Pulisic assist, were on target.
The tie in Spain left the series wide open for the game at the Blues' ground, and the hosts made the best of their slight advantage. In the first half, Timo Werner put them in front after Kai Havertz's effort hit the woodwork and led Chelsea to their historic triumph.
The German redeemed himself after some tough weeks in which he missed some golden chances, for instance in the first leg against the Merengues. However, the former Leipzig star showed up on this big UCL night, and fans were delighted with his key performance.
Timo Werner helps Chelsea to reach UCL final, while Eden Hazard fails to step up
Chelsea were praised for their first leg game in which they held Real Madrid to a draw, returning home with an away goal advantage. The 12-time Champions League winners failed to capitalize their chances as Edouard Mendy denied their efforts, and were upset by a brave opponent team.
The Blues became a much stronger side since Thomas Tuchel was appointed in January, and they knocked another giant out to keep on dreaming to lift their second European major trophy. Werner had a disallowed goal at the beginning of the match, but a few minutes later he made the best of a loose ball on the box and propelled Chelsea to their third UCL final. Fans went wild on the Internet with hilarious memes as they praised Werner, mocked Hazard, and celebrated the result.
Months ago, few could have expected Chelsea to reach the UEFA Champions League final, but with Thomas Tuchel on the bench, they proved to be a strong contender, kicking giants like Atletico and Real Madrid out. The Blues will face Manchester City in an all-English final with Europe's biggest prize on the line.