Chelsea beats Madrid to set up all-English final against Man City

Chelsea beat Real Madrid
  • Chelsea beat Real Madrid 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to book spot at the final in Istanbul, Turkey
  • Timo Werner and Mason Mount scored in either half as Real Madrid struggled to get past goalkeeper Mendy

Goals from Chelsea’s Timo Werner and Mason Mount sealed a 2-0 victory that ousted Real Madrid 3-1 on aggregate.

The Blues dominated and were the better team in the second-leg on the semifinal of the Champions League.

After conceding a costly away goal last week, Madrid lacked the attacking nous or threat to turn this semifinal around as Chelsea kept an 18th clean sheet in 24 games under Tuchel.

Karim Benzema was denied by the first in a series of fine saves by Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy before Werner’s opener but the visitors were sluggish, lacking a creative spark from Eden Hazard on an ineffective return to his former home.

Even in a debut season of misfortune, not even Werner could miss in the 28th minute when presented with an unguarded net to head into from close range after Kai Havertz had lobbed former Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and hit the crossbar.

Chelsea sealed the win in the second half helped by the arrival of Christian Pulisic from the bench as Werner’s replacement to spark the second goal. The American headed to N’Golo Kante and received the ball back to feed Mount, who lifted a shot over Courtois in the 85th.

City and Chelsea will clash on May 29 in Istanbul.

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