Real Madrid Beat Chelsea in the UCL Quarterfinals 1st Leg as AC Milan Beat Napoli

Chelsea, now under caretaker manager Frank Lampard, are showing signs of improvement but are yet to reach the point it translates to results.

Real Madrid Beat Chelsea in the UCL Quarterfinals 1st Leg as AC Milan Beat Napoli
Marco Asensio scored the second for Real Madrid, putting them 2 ahead against Chelsea. Source: UCL.

Real Madrid brought the business as they went on to beat Chelsea 2-0 in the 1st Leg match of the UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals, setting themselves up for possible qualification into the Semifinals with a 2-0 aggregate lead as both teams wait for the 2nd Leg match. At the same time, AC Milan beat Napoli 1-0 in their matchup, with the first round of matches for the UCL Quarterfinals drawing to a close

Real Madrid Beat Chelsea in the UCL Quarterfinals 1st Leg

Real Madrid were quick to secure the crucial win against Chelsea and beat them 2-0. Karim Benzema opened scoring in the 21st minute, with Marco Asensio securing the lead with his goal in the 74th minute. Here's what manager Carlo Ancelotti had to say about the match:

Chelsea didn't manage even a single reply goal and instead conceded a red card for Ben Chilwell in the 59th minute. Chelsea, now under caretaker manager Frank Lampard, are showing signs of improvement but are yet to reach the point it translates to results. Read more on the appointment of Frank Lampard as Chelsea's caretaker manager below.

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AC Milan Beat Napoli

In their 1st Leg of the Champions League Quarterfinals, AC Milan beat Napoli 1-0, thanks to an Ismael Bennacer goal in the 40th minute. Napoli, just like Chelsea, didn't manage to score a reply goal and also conceded a red card instead. Napoli's Ander-Frank Zambo Anguissa was sent off the pitch in the 74th minute.

Ismael Bennacer celebrating his goal against Napoli in their Champions League Quarterfinals Leg 1 match
Ismael Bennacer came through for AC Milan, scoring their only goal against Napoli. Source: UCL.