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Opinion: 2 Things Chelsea Should Expect From Real Madrid Team In The Forthcoming UCL Semifinal Tie

The first leg played at Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Spain was a thrilling football match of 90 minutes, Chelsea showed the football fans all over the world that truly they deserve to be a semifinalist in the ongoing UEFA champions league.

Even though the first leg ended in a 1-1 draw, many fans that watched the game knew that Chelsea ought to have won the match, if the attackers had been clinical at the front of the goal.

During the first leg, the Los Blancos battled with injury to key players, the team had to change from the 4-3-3 that players were comfortable with to another formation. It was not surprising that Real Madrid couldn't perform up to the expectation.

With the aggregate at 1:1, Real Madrid needs to score goals at the Stamford Bridge to stand a chance of qualifying for the final at Atatürk Olympic Stadium in Turkey.

As for the second leg of the semifinal that is expected to be held at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea should expect the following from the Real Madrid team.

1. The Real Madrid team needs a goal, the Spanish giant will likely be more attacking during the game. The Chelsea defense line will have to be at the top of the game for the 90 minutes at Stamford Bridge as Zinedine Zidane is likely to settle for an attacking lineup.

2. The ease at which Chelsea attackers were able to penetrate the defense line of Real Madrid during the first leg was too obvious for all to see.

The Real Madrid that will be turning out for the second leg is likely to be more compact at the back, as Sergio Ramos and Mendy are likely to return to the first eleven.

Sergio Ramos is one of the top defenders in the game of football, his return to the team could be very useful in helping his side advance to the final of the European football competition.

If Chelsea is to make it to the final, the Blues must find a way to keep the Real Madrid attackers quiet during the game and possibly score a goal against the Los Blancos.

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