Head coaches of Real Madrid and Chelsea have announced their eleven men, who will start tonight’s UEFA Champions League encounter.
What happened in the first leg?
Two words: Karim Benzema. Madrid’s wily No9 scored a second successive hat-trick in the competition, including two magnificent first-half headers, to put the 13-time champions firmly in control. The holders had halved their arrears through Kai Havertz, but Benzema seized on an Edouard Mendy lapse soon after half-time to complete his hat-trick and leave the Blues with a mountain to climb in the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Éder Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Valverde, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior
Chelsea: Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rüdiger; James, Kanté, Jorginho, Mount, Azpilicueta; Havertz, Pulišić