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 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:
🎙️ @MrAncelotti: "Tonight we played a complete match. We suffered especially at the beginning. The goal was to gain an advantage and we did that. We know we'll have to suffer again because Chelsea is a very good team, and we'll have to fight another 90 minutes."#UCL pic.twitter.com/iDKj6985As— Real Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) April 12, 2023
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.
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.