Match of the week: Chelsea-Real Madrid, Villarreal-Bayern Munich
By cy.Reporter, 6 April, 2022
Chelsea-Real Madrid, quarter-final phase of the Champions League, "Stamford Bridge", 22:00, cytavision3
Chelsea and Real Madrid are facing each other for the first match of the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The Londoners want to take the first "step" to qualify for the semifinals, while the guests want to get a positive result and complete the job at the Santiago Bernabeu.
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Chelsea wants to leave behind the heavy home defeat by Brentford. The match against Real Madrid is a first-class opportunity for Chelsea to return to victories and take the first step towards qualifying for the semi-finals.
To continue the victories in the Champions League as well
Real Madrid is in England with an elevated psychology. The Madrilenians after the away victory over Thelta took another step to win the championship and seem to leave behind the heavy home defeat by Barcelona. However, it is quite possible that Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will be missing from the first match, as he is still positive for the coronavirus.
Plus and minus
+ Counts five consecutive victories at home in the Champions League
- The defeat by Brentford can affect the team
+ Has won four of its last five games in the Champions League
-The last time he visited Stamford Bridge he was defeated 2-0 by Chelsea
In the last five matches in all competitions, Chelsea has four wins and one defeat
In its last five matches, Real Madrid has one defeat and four victories
In the last five matches of Real Madrid in all competitions have scored more than 2.5 goals
More than 2.5 goals have been scored in three of Chelsea's last five games in all competitions.
Both teams have scored in three of Chelsea's last five games.
In five matches, Chelsea has two wins, one draw and two wins, Real Madrid.
Tuhel: "Let Athpilicueta stay"
Thomas Tuhel wants the stay of the team leader Athpilicueta as he stated: "" Athpi "is our leader and I want him to stay in the team. "I know he has suggestions, but I talked to him and I hope he will finally continue his career at Chelsea."
With his son Ancelotti on the bench
Real Madrid will play without Carlo Ancelotti, as the coach of the Spanish team can not yet be quarantined due to a coronavirus. Thus, his son Davide Ancelotti will be on the bench. However, as he does not yet have a UEFA Pro diploma, he will not be able to give instructions to the team nor make official statements at the end.
Chelsea 3-4-2-1: Medi, Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, Zorginio, Kovacic, James, Marcos Alonso, Mount, Werner, Havertz
Real Madrid 4-3-3: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Medi, Casimiro, Kroos, Montrich, Vinicius, Benzema, Asensio
Villarreal-Bayern Munich, quarter-final phase of the Champions League, stadium: "Stadio de la Ceramica", 22:00, cytavision4
Villarreal and Bayern Munich are competing for the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The "yellow submarine" is in the quarterfinals and without the stress of the favorite will try to make the surprise. On the other hand, Bayern Munich wants to confirm the title of the favorite in the pair and qualify for the semifinals.
Try to surprise
Villarreal is in a bad state of play and this is confirmed by the two consecutive defeats with Levante and Cadiz, the last two games in the Primera Division. However, the matches of the Champions League are different from those of the league, something that was confirmed against Juventus in the previous round.
To show from an early age that he is the favorite
Bayern Munich wants to show from the first game that it is the favorite and to gain a clear qualifying lead. The Bavarians come from an away victory over Freiburg with 1-4 and show that they are in very good condition, as they are undefeated in their last eight games in all competitions.
Plus and minus
+ In its last five matches in the Champions League it has only one defeat
-He is in poor condition and this is confirmed by the two defeats in the last two games
+ Offensively she shows in excellent condition and it is very difficult not to find nets in every match
-In four of her last five games in all competitions she has conceded goals
In the last five matches he has three defeats and two victories
In the last five matches, Bayern Munich has three wins and two draws.
In the last five matches, Bayern Munich has scored 17 goals.
In four of Bayern's five matches, both teams have scored
Less than 2.5 goals have been scored in four of Villarreal's five matches.
In two matches, Bayern Munich has two victories.
Emery: "Getting closer to our best performance"
The way for his team to get a positive result, showed Unai Emery. "We have the ambition, the opportunity to live these games with the idea of competing and having choices. It will be different from the draw with Juventus, they will demand different things from us. We need to know how to adapt and work the game to ensure that we are closer to our best performance.
Nigelsman: "Responding to the role of the favorite"
Bayern Munich coach Julian Nigelsman spoke about today's match. "They are completely below expectations in the league and are in seventh place and now they have lost to Levante. They know they have to qualify for Europe next season and can not assume they will win the Champions League. So I think they will be quite free in the way they play against us. "They will not have the pressure we will have, but my players can handle it because we have to meet the role of the favorite."
Villarreal 4-4-2: Ruli, Foit, Torres, Albiol, Pedratha, Pino, Parejo, Capoue, Trigeros, Moreno, Grenveld
Bayern Munich 4-2-3-1: Neuer, Hernandez, Soule, Upamekano, Pavar, Gorecka, Kimich, Gnabri, Koman, Miller, Lewandowski