Tuchel wants to make the impossible possible with Chelsea

Thomas Tuchel knows himself, which after 1: 3 in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League on the Stamford Bride against Real Madrid is extremely unlikely: “We do not have the best opportunities considering the first leg result, the Competition, our opponent and the stadium, “said Tuchel on Monday before the second leg on Tuesday evening (21 clock, live! At Tuchel) in the Estadio Bernabeu.

Tuchel: “It’s unlikely, but it’s worth it to try”

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His team, so clothel, must surpass the royal themselves to make the “football miracle” even reality. “It’s unlikely, but it’s worth trying it. And try that we give everything and go to our utmost limit,” Tuchel said. “It’s allowed to dream, sometimes it is important to imagine things and dream of it.”

Tuchel has personnel failures to complain. Above all, Romelu Lukaku, the Belgian center-tower, falls out because of Achilles tendon problems for the second leg. In addition, Callum Hudson-Odoi (back injury), Ross Barkley (Disease) and Ben Chilwell (Knie injury) can not compete with the trip to the Spanish capital. After all, Cesar Azpilicueta returned to the Coronavirus after surviving infection. Whether the captain but after its forced break is the same again an option for the starting element, is questionable.

Ever recorded at Chelsea in the K.-O. phase of the Champions League a 1-3 residue – but with home right in the second leg: in the season 2011/12 you were in the 16th Final first leg 1: 3 in Naples, The second leg then won Chelsea with 4: 1 in the extension. Defender Branislav Ivanovic then brought the Stamford Bridge in the 105th minute. Mateo Kovacevic also reminds you of this game: “You have lost 1: 3 and then came back in the second leg,” said the midfielder. “Football always carries surprises and we will throw more than a hundred percent in the scales.”

First appearance for Chelsea in the Estadio Bernabeu

Chelsea will celebrate a premiere on Tuesday evening: For the first time, the Londoner will be a European commitment in the Bernabeu. The semi-final first leg in the past season had to be held due to conversion measures in the Stadium ‘Alfredo di Stefano’, the two final games of the then European Cup of the Cup winners of the 1970/71 season took place in Piraeus (1: 1 N.V., 2: 1).

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