Real against its worst pet peeve




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    Joie Real Madrid

    After Liverpool in the quarter-finals, Real Madrid faces a new English cador in the semi-final of the Champions League.

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    Joie Chelsea

    The Merengue indeed face Chelsea, striker of FC Porto in the quarter-finals.

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    Chelsea Real Madrid

    This is the first confrontation between the two teams in the Champions League.

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    This duel at the top is not without interest.

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    Eden Hazard

    It will notably give rise to Eden Hazard’s reunion with the Blues.

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    Joie Thibaut Courtois

    The same goes for Thibaut Courtois.

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    Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud

    This shock will be the occasion of a distant duel between Olivier Giroud and Karim Benzema.

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    Karim Benzema and Olivier Giroud

    The two former partners in the France team have never met in a club.

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    Olivier Giroud

    But Olivier Giroud risks once again being satisfied with a replacement status.

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    Olivier Giroud

    The Blues striker has little voice since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel.

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    Karim Benzema

    Conversely, Karim Benzema walks on the water with Real Madrid.

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    Karim Benzema

    He has posted 27 goals in 39 matches since the start of the season.

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    Karim Benzema

    Including five in the Champions League, a competition that is particularly successful for him.

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    Thomas Tuchel and Zinedine Zidane

    This duel will also be the occasion for a reunion between Thomas Tuchel and Zinedine Zidane.

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    Thomas Tuchel and Zinedine Zidane (1)

    In four confrontations in C1, the German coach has never lost against the French.

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    Zinedine Zidane

    But it was in the group stages.

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    Zinedine Zidane

    In the knockout phase, Zizou displays impressive statistics.

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    Zinedine Zidane

    With 14 qualifications for a single failure.

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    Zinedine Zidane

    And 18 wins in 27 matches.

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    Thomas Tuchel

    Thomas Tuchel is warned.

The (rare) confrontations against Chelsea do not bring back good memories at Real Madrid.

The semi-final between the Real Madrid and Chelsea is a real event. Never in the history of the Champions League have these two top names clashed.

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However, this is not the first duel between the two teams on the European scene. Merengue and Blues have already faced each other three times, with two victories for the Londoners and a draw: in the final of the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1971 (1-1 in the first match then 2-1 for Chelsea in of the match to be replayed) and during the 1998 European Supercup, this time with a 1-0 victory for the Blues.

In all competitions, Chelsea is also the opponent that Real Madrid have most often met without managing to beat him.

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