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Real Madrid and AC Milan reach Champions League semi-finals | Football

Real Madrid beat Chelsea in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, while AC Milan beat Napoli.

Real Madrid beat Chelsea 2-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League and eventually thrashed Chelsea 4-0 on aggregate, effectively ending the struggling London club’s season.

In another game on Tuesday, AC Milan won 2-1 on aggregate against their Italian compatriots after Olivier Giroud scored the crucial goal in a 1-1 draw with Napoli. To advance to the semi-finals.

Chelsea, with Frank Lampard back on the bench for the second time, enter their game against Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge in form and history.

They started aggressively but unfortunately missed two huge chances in the first half which will put pressure on the defending champions.

The Spanish giants made Chelsea pay for their profligacy when Rodrygo scored in the 58th minute, doubling his tally with 10 minutes remaining.

2021 European champions Chelsea have now lost all four games since Lampard returned to the club as caretaker manager earlier this month to replace the sacked Graham Potter.

Real put Chelsea’s sails out of control with just over half an hour remaining when Rodrygo scored from close range, assisted by Vinicius Junior.

Rodrygo scored again in the 80th minute after a clever assist from Federico Valverde.

Real Madrid are likely to face Manchester City in the semi-finals, with Pep Guardiola’s side leading Bayern Munich 3-0 after the first leg of their quarter-final tie.

AC Milan beat Napoli

In Milan’s third win over Napoli this month, Giroud scored the decisive goal two minutes before the break, with Rafael Leao’s assist again pivotal.

The France striker saved his blushes by scoring his 13th goal of the season after missing a penalty midway through the first half.

Stefano Pioli’s side are now hopeful of a local derby in the last four as Inter maintain a two-goal lead ahead of Wednesday night’s second-leg tie with Benfica.

Milan have not been to a Champions League semi-final since they were crowned kings of Europe for the seventh and most recent time in 2007.

Victor Osimhen scored in stoppage time, but it wasn’t enough for Napoli, who were creaking at the end of a remarkable season.

Napoli were on the verge of securing their first league title since 1990, but their European adventure ended in underwhelming fashion after being on the easier side of Tuesday’s draw.

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