Rodrygo Double Eases Real Madrid Into Champions League Semifinals

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While Chelsea’s season will end trophy-less, 14-time European champion Real Madrid marches on with manager Carlo Ancelotti eyeing the trophy for a fifth time.

Real Madrid whisked once Chelsea into the semifinals of the title holders League with Rodrygo’s double securing a 2- 0 palm at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday for a 4- 0 total palm that sets up a likely mouth- soddening clash with Manchester City.

Running 2- 0 from last week’s clash in the Bernabeu, Chelsea had its moments but failed to take its chances in the opening half and at the launch of the alternate and were made to pay as Rodrygo transferred the silky Spaniards through.

He opened the scoring in the 58th nanosecond and tapped in again in the 80th to spark a mass outpour of Chelsea suckers.

N’Golo Kante had doubly come near to cutting the deficiency and Real’s former Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois made a pivotal save just before halftime to frustrate his old club.

And when Rodrygo finished off a broad counter-attack there was no way back for the London club which has lost all four games since Frank Lampard returned as interim director.

The ending stages were nearly academic and Real turned on the style with Federico Valverde teeing up Rodrygo’s second.

While Chelsea’s season will end trophy-less under its new American possessors despite a 500 million pounds ($621 million) disbursement on new players, 14- time European champion Real marches on with director Carlo Ancelotti eyeing the jewel for a fifth time.

Chelsea’s suckers twirled up the volume more in stopgap than anticipation from the onset and the host nearly got the perfect launch when a Reece James cross sat up kindly for Kante but he bounced a blitz wide.

Real was happy to play a containing game but still looked able of killing the tie whenever it moved forward and Rodrygo, who scored a vital thing for Real against Chelsea at the same stage last time, smashed a shot against the post.

Home keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga also beat away a Vinicius Junior trouble before Real’s master handicraftsman Luka Modric set up himself through on the right but Arrizabalaga saved.

A Chelsea thing before halftime would have energised the mood and it nearly arrived in cessation time when James whizzed a ball across the area and Marc Cucurella looked poised to score only for Courtois to smother his trouble brilliantly.

Kante’s veered trouble went agonisingly wide beforehand in the alternate half and that proved Chelsea’s last stopgap.

Rodrygo skipped once Trevoh Chalobah’s wild jab and his cross ultimately was played back to him by fellow Brazilian Vinicius for him to niche home.

With a safety bumper established, Real’s suckers rammed in the corner were formerly descanting their platoon by the time Real picked piecemeal Chelsea’s defence again for Rodrygo to deliver the knockout blow into an empty net. Know More Latest Football News…

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