Fears that Chelsea’s humiliating 4-1 defeat by Brentford could hamper their preparations for Real Madrid could be allayed thanks to the Blues’ excellent record against the Spaniards.
And in five competitive encounters between the two sides, Chelsea have NEVER lost a game.
So if it goes into the history books, Tuchel and Co. will go into the two-legged affair with confidence.
The teams last met in the semi-finals of the same competition just 12 months ago.
After a tension 1-1 draw at the BernabeuGoals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount shot the Blues 3-1 into the Champions League final total they won.
The last time before that, the two teams played on August 28, 1998 in the Uefa Super Cup.
Once again it was the Blues who prevailed through Gus Poyet’s 83rd-minute strike to seal a 1-0 win for Gianluca Vialli’s side.
In 1971 the two teams met in the European Cup Winners’ Cup.
The first game ended 1-1, although the teams could not be separated after extra time.
Peter Osgood gave the Blues a 1-0 lead in the 56th minute, but Zoco sent the game into a replay with an equalizer in the 90th minute.
But it was Dave Sexton’s boys, celebrating in game two with goals from John Dempsey and Osgood, securing yet another 2-1 triumph.
Sebastian Fleitas scored the consolation goal for the Spaniards.
In a total of five games between the two teams, Chelsea have won three and drawn two.
Not a bad record against the 12-time Champions League winner and current LaLiga leader.
And with Los Blancos still reeling from last month 4-0 defeat in El ClasicoThe Blues will be confident that history will repeat itself on Wednesday and in the second leg.
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