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Rodrygo elaborates on his celebration:
First and foremost, I was going to slide on my knees to celebrate the goal, but I opted against it due to a small swelling. So I remembered my idol, Cristiano, and celebrated as he does.
Real Madrid advances to yet another Champions League semi-final, while Chelsea is eliminated after a gallant but ultimately useless performance against an opponent who had them at arm’s length for the majority of the match.
Frank Lampard is the only Chelsea manager in Premier League history to fail to win any of his first four games in charge:
Chelsea 1-0 Wolves
Real Madrid Chelsea wins 2-0.
Chelsea won 1-0. Brighton
Real Madrid 0-2 Chelsea
The Sofascore roundup is as follows:
Madrid’s second-half performance was more than enough to carry them comfortably through; Chelsea’s first-half spirit could not be maintained, and as a result, their European dream is ended.
Chelsea played admirably, but getting past Milito, Alaba, and, of course, Courtois requires more than half-chances and needless mis-kicks.