On the pitch tonight Real Madrid – Chelsea and Bayern Munich – Villarreal, return to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Chelsea invited to turn the score against Real Madrid in BenaboIn the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, after losing 3-1 a week ago. “We don’t have great options to come back after the result of the first leg, and what’s more in this stadium – Thomas Tuchel said in the press conference – we will need our best version and then we can try, considering that we have to win at least two goals., Three Goals to qualify. A dream is important and we hope to fulfill our dream.” “We have to learn from last week’s match – the German coach added – the beauty of this competition is that we play two important matches like this. In a short time, you can use what happened in the first leg to prepare for the second leg. “We are going to the Bernabeu knowing we need to impose our game more, with more intensity and rhythm than at home. It will be easier said than done, given the difficulties we had in the first leg, it will be a very different match than it was in the first leg. We know that We can play better, to show our true face and our full strength. My principle. We have to do that and then we will accept the end result.” At the Bernabeu, Tuchel will have to dispense with Lukaku.” Romelu is injured and will not travel with the team, as well as Chilwell and Hudson-Odoi, who are still battling with their injuries – he added – there will be Azpilicueta, a negative result in the past smear already in the group.
“Chelsea will come here to have a fight. It will be difficult for them of course, but they will try. Good teams never give up, so we certainly do not intend to underestimate them. We have a great chance to reach the semi-finals but Chelsea are an excellent team. We must respect them.” So, Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, at a press conference on the eve of the return of the Champions League quarter-final with his former team, which he beat 3-1 in London last week with a Benzema trio.. “I know my players very well – Ancelotti said – they know very well what happened a few weeks ago with Barcelona and what is needed now. So the only way to prepare for this match is to think that Chelsea will be better, we will be ready. We know we will have to suffer and we are ready. To do that “. Asked about his future and the chances of staying on the bench at Madrid, Ancelotti replied: “I hope so. I have a relatively long contract but that’s not what I’m thinking about right now. If the club is happy with me, then great. I would be grateful for the opportunity to manage Real Madrid.” one more time “.
Nagelsmann: “Villarreal pardoned him, we will punish him.”– “We made many mistakes in the first leg, they made one: we were left alive. And for this we must punish them. To do this, it will take a completely different match, and it will be even more intense.” said Julian Nagelsmann, coach of Bayern Munich, on the eve of the return of the quarter-finals. UEFA Champions League at the Allianz Arena. He was confident of the 1-0 chances of overturning Spain last week, but admitted that “the stakes are high”, knowing that a quarter-final exit from the cup at the hands of a theoretically weaker team would be a failure especially for captain, Manuel Neuer, who took advantage of the qualities of his team. , “Personality and Pride,” explaining that in the first leg we were more dissatisfied with our performance than the result. The best news is that we lost only 1 – 0”, he added. As always, it will be one of the strengths of Bayern Munich, which will not have a very great moment despite the championship, it will be the tenth in a row, which they have already won already.” Everyone is at their best right now, he remembers. But it is normal for that to happen during such a long season. We will have to muster some German virtues in this match,” he said, referring to Neuer. Among the absentees are Niklas Soel, Tolissum Choupo-Moting and Sarr.
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