Chelsea – Real Madrid: Thomas Tuchel’s Tricky Blues Book The Full English (2-0)
Failing to put the tie to bed in the first leg, Chelsea hoped their visitors would not conjure up their black magic in Europe once more. But while chances aplenty went begging, the home team showed their class once more to deliver another shutout and make a return to the holy grail.
Tactical analysis and match report by Emmanuel Adeyemi-Abere.
Thomas Tuchel has inspired a radical turnaround at Chelsea in no time at all. Leading the team back firmly into the hunt for the top four, he then oversaw a win in the FA Cup semifinal over Manchester City to end their hopes of a fabled quadruple. But, ahead on away goal against one of the giants of European football, he hoped to now lead his players to the biggest final of all.
Zinedine Zidane has masterminded his own turnaround at Real Madrid too. Mediocre league displays, along with blunders in Europe, saw murmurs of the sack growing at the end of 2020. Yet, slowly but surely, the team has made its way over the hurdles it has faced, hanging onto a bid for the LaLiga title while
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