Reece James drills a cross into the Real penalty area, trying to pick out … N’Golo Kante, of all people on the edge of the six-yard box. Militao clears for a corner. From the set-piece, Thiago Silva heads over the bar. N’Golo Kante tries a shot from distance but sends the ball drifting high and harmlessly wide of the Real goal.
Dani Carvajal starts a move deep inside his own half and tries to finish with a side-footed effort on goal from six yards. Mendy saves unconvincingly and Andreas Christensen hacks the ball clear. Chelsea are on the ropes. Real lead courtesy of two wonderful headed goals from Karim Benzema. Luka Modric provided the assist for the second, courtesy of a nice little dink from the inside right as Real broke upfield on a counter-attack.
The Chelsea supporters behind Thibaut Courtois’s goal scream for a penalty as Kai Havertz goes to ground under a “challenge” from Casemiro. French referee Clement Turpin is having none of it – the charitable view would suggest Havertz fell over.
Another header!!! Jorginho stands the ball up on the edge of the six-yard box after receiving a pass inside from James. Unmarked, Kai Havertz sends a bullet header past Courtois.
Benzema heads home a second! Real Madrid double their lead, with their French striker guiding a glorious header across the face of goal and inside the far post while leaning backwards to reach the cross. Toni Kroos is on the floor again, holding his shin after coming out second best from a tussle with Jorginho. Play resumes quickly.
Kai Havertz once again for Chelsea in a big game! ? pic.twitter.com/rtriEVgRv1
— LDN (@LDNFootbalI) April 6, 2022