TMay 5, marks 1,100 days since real Madrid Champions League last semi-final second leg, but it looks like forever.
Three years and four days ago Zinedine ZidaneThe team sawed Bayern Munich in a crowded Estadio Santiago Bernabeu before beating Liverpool in the final to win the European Cup for the fourth time in five years.
real MadridEurope’s dominance during that five-year period is almost unmatched historically, but much has happened in the past 1,100 days – both on and off the pitch.
The excruciating COVID-19 pandemic has affected everyone’s lives, while Whites have struggled in Europe for the past two years, being knocked out by Ajax ahead of the pandemic and then Manchester City mid-pandemic in the final 16 Champions League stages.
Now, ZidaneThe hard work team will look to improve their 1-1 draw against Chelsea from the first leg of their semi-final, which took place last Tuesday in the Spanish capital.
The English club have the desirable away goal, but real Madrid will look to score one of their own when the two teams meet at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.
There are still some notable absentees for Zidane, especially at the right-back, but two players who will be present are Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, who both rested against Osasuna last weekend and should be ready to go.
Another player who has something to prove and who could be decisive on Wednesday night is Edenic danger, as he returns to his old home for the first time since leaving in the summer of 2019.
There is also Karim Benzema, who took his game to another level and often scores decisive goals in big games, as he did in the first leg against Chelsea with an incredible volley.
same Sergio ramos could come in and have a performance to remember in what increasingly looks like his last season at the club. After tasting success as captain in Milan, Cardiff and Kiev, Ramos will be determined to add Istanbul to this list.
real Madrid need an epic performance at Stamford Bridge, but it won’t be easy against a Chelsea team that will defend as its life depends on it.