Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Stamford Bridge will host Wednesday’s Champions League clash between Chelsea and Real Madrid, the two teams who played out a 1-1 draw in Valdebebas a week ago. The Blues produced a fine display in the first leg, and it is no wonder the bookies see them as favourites to qualify for the final. Chelsea recorded a routine 2-0 win over Fulham at the weekend, meaning that they are high on confidence ahead of the visit of Real Madrid.
Mateo Kovacic is sidelined with injury, while Antonio Rudiger is a major doubt, and he will be assessed ahead of the kick-off. Los Blancos, on the other hand, need to find the net in the return leg if they are to participate in their 17th Champions League final. All Ramos, Marcelo, and Mendy are rated doubtful for the game, while Vazquez and Carvajal remain on the sidelines with injuries. Anyhow, yet another close encounter is on the cards, and we are tempted to put our money on draw.
Highlighted Player (Timo Werner):
Timo Werner is a German starlet, who began his senior career at Vfb Stuttgart. The German forward, who was born in Stuttgart on March 6, 1996, scored 13 goals in 95 appearances in the league for Die Schwaben and in 2016 he moved to fellow Bundesliga side Leipzig and he impressed with the Red Bulls in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga campaign, scoring 21 goals in the process.
To make things even better for the talented attacker, he represented Germany at the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup and it has to be noted that he provided an assist for Lars Stindl in the title game. Despite the fact that coach Joachim Low rested star players at the tournament in Russia, the Germans eventually won the trophy.
Timo Werner played for the Germany U17 team as well and he won the silver medal with die Mannschaft at the 2012 UEFA European Championship. His main position is centre forward, but he is used as a winger as well. Timo Werner’s contract with Leipzig should expire on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (Real Madrid):
Real Madrid is a Spanish football club based in Madrid. Real Madrid participate in La Liga (Primera Division) and they have won 32 domestic titles. On the other hand, los Blancos have won 13 European Cup titles and that is the main reason why they are considered the biggest football club in the world.
Real Madrid play their home matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and the capacity of the stadium is 84,454. Cristiano Ronaldo is the club’s most successful footballer in the 21st century and the Portuguese superstar has won two Golden Ball awards.
The likes of Alfredo Di Stefano, Zinedine Zidane, Raul Gonzalez Blanco, David Beckham and Iker Casillas are star players who were part of the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu outfit in the past. Real Madrid’s bitterest rivals are Barcelona, but the rivalry between local rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid is big as well. Real Madrid’s home kit is white and, as a result, the team’s nickname is los Blancos (the Whites).