Bayern Munich vs Manchester City Prediction…
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Yes, Chelsea have progressed in the last two occasions
And that they lost their opening away leg by two clear goals
With (versus Napoli in 2011-12 and against Paris Saint-Germain in 2013-14)
Also, but that was a very different time.
Good match today
Chelsea were probably fortunate to leave Madrid last week with this tie still (relatively) in the balance. They were outclassed by Carlo Ancelotti’s men in the Santiago Bernabéu and, given Ben Chillwell’s red card on the hour mark with Lampard’s side already a goal down, a 2-0 defeat wasn’t a nightmarish outcome.
It is, however, still going to be an exceptionally difficult deficit to overcome. History tells us as much.
Real Madrid have progressed from 18 of their 19 UEFA Champions League ties after winning the first leg by two or more goals, failing only in 2003-04 against Monaco in the quarter-final (4-2 first leg, 1-3 second leg, eliminated on away goals rule). The UCL veterans know how to see games out when they hold the advantage.
Ancelotti’s side are just a different animal in Europe’s premier club competition. They’ve won nine of their last 11 UEFA Champions League matches (D1 L1), and each of their last five knockout matches. All five of those wins have come against English clubs, and another one is in their crosshairs once again.