Karim Benzema was once again tormentor in chief for Chelsea as real Madrid knocked out the holders in epic quarter final second leg tie.
Mason Mount’s wonderful finish and Antonio Rudiger’s powerful header wiped out Real’s 3-1 first-leg advantage and brought the quarter-final tie level in Spain’s capital.
Thomas Tuchel’s side were outstanding throughout and Timo Werner’s clever finish from an angle put them ahead for the first time on aggregate and within sight of a place in the semi-finals.
Substitute Rodrygo forced extra time with a volleyed finish following a Luca Modric pass before Karim Benzema headed the decisive goal in the 96th minute to send Real through 5-4 on aggregate.
Villarreal stunned six-time European champions Bayern Munich to reach the Champions League semifinals for the first time in 16 years thanks to Samuel Chukwueze’s 88th-minute goal that salvaged a 1-1 draw and a 2-1 aggregate victory.
Villarreal’s 1-0 lead from the first leg was wiped out by Robert Lewandowski seven minutes into the second half.
But Chukwueze completed a counterattack within four minutes of coming off the bench to extend the Spanish team’s surprising run in the competition.
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