In the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals against Real Madrid on Tuesday, Chelsea’s caretaker coach, Frank Lampard, stands a very good chance of demonstrating his abilities as a top coach.
Real Madrid’s Carlo Ancelotti will take his team to Stamford Bridge for the round’s second leg, one week after Real Madrid defeated Chelsea 2-0 in the first leg at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
Because to Chelsea’s poor performance under Lampard as well as the results of the first two legs, the majority of analysts have already predicted that the Spanish club will win the match.
Keep in mind that since Lampard was appointed Chelsea’s interim coach in March, his squad has scored only one goal in three games and has failed to claim a victory.
Along with league losses to Brighton and struggling Wolves, they also lost the opening leg of their Champions League quarterfinal match to Real Madrid.
Chelsea, who are presently ranked 11th in the league, must win the competition this year in order to qualify for the Champions League next year.
They will need to defeat Real Madrid 3-0 at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday (8 PM WAT) in order to overcome the first-leg deficit. When it occurs, almost all Chelsea supporters would overlook the team’s awful start.
Can Thomas Tuchel perform a miracle?
Thomas Tuchel, their former coach, is in desperate need of a miracle in Germany, just as Chelsea is against Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.
The first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals at the Etihad Stadium ended in a 3-0 loss for Tuchel, who replaced Julian Nagelsmann as manager in March.
The German coach now needs to demonstrate that he is superior to Nagelsmann, who guided Bayern to an undefeated tournament record until being fired only days before the opening leg of the quarterfinal round.
In order to reverse the result of the first leg, the former Chelsea and PSG coach must convince Bayern to defeat Manchester City 4-0 on Wednesday, April 19. However, doing so against a Pep Guardiola-led squad seems difficult.
Victor Osimhen is back!
Victor Osimhen is back on the field after missing more than three weeks at a time when his Italian team, Napoli, most needs him.
In his absence, Napoli’s quarterfinal matchup with AC Milan, a local rival, was lost in the first leg at San Siro.
Osimhen was still struggling to recuperate from his thigh injury as Milan defeated Napoli 4-0 at the Maradona stadium in the league match before to the 1-0 loss.
The 24-year-old Nigerian striker who currently leads Serie A in goals scored made a comeback last weekend against Verona. He didn’t start the 0-0 league match, but he is anticipated to spearhead the attack against AC Milan on Tuesday.
For Napoli to reverse the result of the first leg, a 2-0 victory over Milan is required. Osimhen’s return is therefore ideal timing for his side.
UEFA Champions League Quarter-finals Fixtures For the second leg
Napoli 0 Vs AC Milan 1
Chelsea 0 Vs Real Madrid 2
Inter Milan 2 Vs Benfica 0
Bayern Munich 0 Vs Manchester City 3
Note that all the games will kick off at 8 PM WAT.
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