Champions League Quarterfinals: Exciting Duels Ahead
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The quarterfinals of the Champions League are heating up with two crucial matches set to take place tonight in the cities of Madrid and Milan. Last night, Manchester City and Inter Milan secured victories against Bayern Munich and Benfica, respectively, putting them in a strong position for the return matches.
Real Madrid Host Chelsea in a Season-Saving Match
Real Madrid will host Chelsea at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. With their loss to Barcelona in La Liga, the Champions League provides Real Madrid with an opportunity to redeem their season.
As a result, the Kings are expected to give it their all and secure a spot in the semi-finals.
Blues Struggling Ahead of Santiago Bernabeu Trip
However, Chelsea are in a difficult position, with their recent coaching change from Graham Potter to Frank Lampard not yielding positive results.
The Blues have not won in 31 days, and it will be a tough challenge for them to secure a victory tonight. The probable lineups for the match are: Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Rüdiger, Camavinga; Modric, Tchouameni, Kroos; Valverde, Benzema, Vinicius.
Chelsea: Kepa; James, Fofana, Koulibaly, Chilwell; Kante, Kovacic, Enzo Fernandez; Sterling, Havertz, Joao Felix.
Milan and Napoli Battle it Out in the Italian Derby
In the second match of the night, the San Siro stadium will host the Italian derby between Milan and Napoli.
The current champion of Italy, Milan, will enter the match with confidence following their 4-0 victory against Napoli in the Italian championship ten days ago. The probable lineups for the match are: Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Tomori, Kjær, Theo Hernandez; Tonali, Krunic, Bennacer; Diaz; Hey, Giroud.
Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Kim, Rrahmani, Mario Rui; Lobotka, Anguissa, Zielinski; Lozano, Raspadori, Kvaratskhelia. 3pm ET: Real Madrid vs Chelsea
3pm ET: AC Milan vs Napoli
Bayern Lost to Man City
Last night, the football world was witness to a thrilling match between two of Europe's top teams.
The result was not in the favor of the German giants, as they fell to a convincing 3-0 defeat. Thomas Tuchel, the coach of Bayern Munich, spoke with Prime Video after the match and expressed his disappointment with the outcome.
He stated, "I don't agree with the result at all. We were punished in phases in which we were the better team. We were simply brutally punished today." Despite the final score, Tuchel was proud of his team's performance, saying, "I thought our performance was very good until 2-0.
I don't want to talk down the result; I saw a very good performance until the 70th minute." Tuchel also highlighted the lack of confidence and form in his players, which he believes led to the defeat. He stated, "I think our players were lacking a bit in confidence and form.
Of course, the result is bitter for us." Despite the setback, Tuchel found joy in his team's performance, saying, "I fell in love with my team a little today, the way they performed. Even if it sounds strange, that was a lot of fun."