The UEFA Champions League semi finals have arrived and with four massive clubs remaining in the competition there’s so much reason to be excited for the final four.
Tuesday kicks off the action with Chelsea meeting Real Madrid in the first leg of their matchup, as the Blues look to get back to the UCL final for the first time since 2012.
Meanwhile, Zinedine Zidane and Madrid aim to continue their Champions League dominance by winning their fourth crown in six seasons.
Although there isn’t significant history between the two clubs, there are plenty of storylines involving the organizations.
Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois were massive figures for the Blues before making their respective moves to Real Madrid, meanwhile Chelsea brought Mateo Kovacic over from Madrid in 2018.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has found previous success against Madrid as well during his time at Paris Saint-Germain, winning one and earning a draw in the other fixture. The German will look to get the better of Zidane once again over these two legs and potentially set up a UCL final against either Manchester City or his former club PSG.
We’ll have more on the other semi final to take place on Wednesday, but for now let’s dive into the Chelsea-Real Madrid match.