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The date and result of the Real Madrid and Chelsea match in the European League, kora live, today, 18/4/2023

kora live Match report as Karim Benzema and Marco Asensio put Real Madrid in a strong position of making Champions League semi-finals;koralive Frank Lampard's Chelsea saw Ben Chilwell sent off for a professional foul in the second half.

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Ben Chilwell saw red for a professional foul in the 2-0 defeat

Real Madrid took control of their Champions League quarter-final with Chelsea by winning the first leg 2-0 as Ben Chilwell was sent off.

live score. Karim Benzema's first-half goal had put Real fully in control against a timid Chelsea side led by Frank Lampard and the task become even greater when Chilwell saw red for cynically pulling Rodrygo back just outside the area when through on .live score.

bein sports ,The match became a damage limitation exercise for Lampard's side in order to stay in the tie for the return leg in London but Marco Asensio doubled the Champions League holders' lead with a low strike that Kepa Arrizabalaga could not keep .bein sportes

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It would have been a disappointing evening for owner Todd Boehly, who was in Madrid watching the game and confidently predicted a 3-0 win for his side when interviewed by Sky Sports News reporter Gary Cotterill ahead of the .kora online

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Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly sends a hopeful message to the fans, predicting Chelsea to win 3-0 against Real Madrid in an interview with Sky Sports News' Gary Cotterill

Chelsea, who were denied a late Mason Mount goal by a brilliant block by former team-mate Antonio Rudiger, remain with an outside hope for next Tuesday's second leg but will need to score at least twice to keep their season alive - something they have only done four times in their last 22 fixtures.

Lampard said: "Special things can happen at Stamford Bridge - we have to believe. I've been involved in nights like that."

The winners will play Manchester City or Bayern Munich in the last four.

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The sides met at the same stage of last season's competition, with Carlo Ancelotti's Madrid winning 5-4 on aggregate after a spellbinding second leg.

Player ratings

Real Madrid: Courtois (7), Carvajal (7), Militao (7), Alaba (7), Camavinga (7), Valverde (7), Kroos (7), Modric (7), Rodrygo (7), Benzema (7), Vinicius (8)

Subs: Asensio (8), Ceballos (7), Rudiger (7)

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Chelsea: Kepa (5), Fofana (5), Koulibaly

(5), Thiago Silva (6), James (6), Kante (7), Kovacic (6), Enzo Fernandez (7), Chilwell (5), Sterling (5), Joao Felix (5)

Subs: Cucurella (5), Mount (7), Gallagher (6), Havertz (6), Chalobah (6)

Player of the match: Vinicius Junior

This clash never sparked into the same levels of excitement with Chelsea clearly lacking confidence in forward areas having failed to score in their previous three games.

Joao Felix could have changed the momentum of this tie after just two minutes but he failed to find a way past Thibaut Courtois when through on goal. Real eventually settled into their stride with Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior winning their battles down the wings.

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Real Madrid: Carlo Ancelotti decided to go with a three- pronged attack with Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior supporting Karim Benzema while David Alaba was preferred to former Chelsea defender Antonio Rudi ger.

Chelsea: Thiago Silva returned from six weeks out with a knee injury for Chelsea, who also recalled N’Golo Kante and Ben Chilwell to the fold.

Vinicius made the telling contribution for the opening goal, sneaking behind Wesley Fofana before testing Kepa with a low finish. The Chelsea goalkeeper could only parry the chance away to Benzema, who has now scored 13 goals in his last nine Champions League knockout phase matches.

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Wesley Fofana struggled against Vinicius Junior in the Champions League quarter-final first leg

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Wesley Fofana struggled against Vinicius Junior in the Champions League quarter-final first leg

That was one of eight shots on target Madrid peppered Chelsea's goal with in the first 45 minutes as Lampard's side did well to stay in the game with Kepa showing sharp reflexes to deny Federico Valverde just before the break.

Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior, left, shoots the ball next to Chelsea's Trevoh Chalobah during the Champions League quarter final first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Chelsea at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Wednesday, April 12, 2023. Real Madrid won 2-0. (AP Photo/Jose Breton)

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Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior takes on Trevor Chalobah.

The Londoners' chances of getting back into the game suffered a major setback in the 59th minute when Chilwell was shown a straight red card for bringing down Rodrygo with a tug of the Brazilian's shirt when he was bearing down on goal.

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Chelsea played in a low block in order to keep the score just one and although Real did not ever throw the kitchen sink at the Blues, they played with a confidence that a second goal was coming.

Asensio had been on the field for just three minutes when he was fed by Vinicius on the edge of the box and the Spain international drilled in a low shot that went through the legs of Chelsea defender Fofana and beyond Kepa's dive.

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Madrid seemed happy with their two-goal advantage in the closing stages as it was Chelsea that almost nicked a dramatic late goal when Mount sneaked into the box but his powerful effort that was heading home was blocked away by Rudiger.

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First legs on May 9 or May 10, second legs May 16 or May 17

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Lampard: We want to change the story

Frank Lampard insists his Chelsea side are capable of turning around their Champions League tie with Real Madrid, despite losing the first leg 2-0

Lampard said: "We're realistic, we're 2-0 down against Real Madrid but that's done now. I've been involved with games that change. We're in a different place now where we want to prove some things wrong, to change the tone, to change the story. We went with 10 men against Real Madrid and it was a disappointing night for the lads but I also saw they gave everything.

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"It will be different next week, we weren't favourites yesterday, we aren't favourites today. That's football. The possibilities are ours if we take them."

Ancelotti: It's not done yet

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Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti suggests the Champions League quarter-final tie against Chelsea is not over despite winning 2-0 in the first leg and claims they are expecting a response from the Blues at Stamford Bridge

Ancelotti, meanwhile, insisted he was happy with the two-goal margin of victory and shrugged off suggestions that they should have killed the tie.

"Don't forget that Chelsea has a good team and good players," he told BT Sport of his former side. "We won 2-0 and we took advantage of this game.

"It's not done yet. We have to fight and sacrifice at Stamford Bridge. This is absolutely normal. It's the quarter-final of the Champions League.

"We are satisfied with the game. It was a good game and now we focus on the next one.

"When they played with 10 men, they put a low block and it was not easy to find a solution.

"We spent a lot of energy in the game to try to press high, so at the end we were not so fresh to try to be able to find solutions. I think the result was good and also the performance.

"My players understand there is another 90 minutes to play. It will be difficult and we have to be ready."

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Opta: Lampard's losing run

Lampard has now suffered 13 defeats in his last 16 matches in all competitions across spells with Everton and Chelsea this season (W1 D2).

This was Ancelotti's 35th UEFA Champions League win in charge of Real Madrid, the outright most of any manager, overtaking Vicente del Bosque (34). They have won 30 of the 31 Champions League games when scoring first under the Italian (D1).

Chelsea faced 10 shots on target in this match, their most in a UEFA Champions League match since November 2012 against Juventus (13). It was the first time they'd faced 10+ shots on target since August 2019 against Liverpool - which was the second game of Lampard's first spell as manager, with tonight the second game of his second spell in charge.

Benzema scored his 30th UEFA Champions League goal under Ancelotti (all 30 with Real Madrid), with the Italian the only manager to have two different players reach that number under his management, with Filippo Inzaghi scoring 33 in 55 games for Juventus and AC Milan.

Since the start of last season, Vinícius Júnior has 10 UEFA Champions League assists, three more than any other player. He's been involved in at least one goal in 13 of his last 14 starts in the competition (8 goals, 7 assists).kora live

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