Chelsea sent warning by Carlo Ancelotti ahead of Real Madrid second leg
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has sent a warning to Chelsea ahead of the second meeting between the two sides.
The Blues will face off with Real Madrid in the second of two Champions League ties on Tuesday evening.
Chelsea got one over on Los Blancos en route to their 2021 Champions League triumph but had no such look in their first encounter this term.
Chelsea were smashed 3-1 at Stamford Bridge as Karim Benzema put on a striking masterclass.
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The Real Madrid striker stole the show at Stamford Bridge with a stunning hat-trick.
Thomas Tuchel’s Blues have it all to do if they are to hold on to their Champions League title.
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Now, speaking ahead of the second tie, Ancelotti has stated that Benzema is the best striker in modern football: “Football changes and players evolve. Benzema is a forward for modern football, the best striker in modern football. He not only scores, he helps the team and is really important. The presence of these champions is helpful for young players as well.”
Benzema continues to impress
Elsewhere, Benzema refuses to be caught up in any mind games, insisting Madrid will not lose their focus against the reigning champions at the Bernabeu:
“The key is to play like in the first leg, get into the game and play to win,” he said. “We have to show that we want to go to the semi-final.”
Benzema has now scored 37 and assisted 13 in 37 games across all competitions this term, which is a record you would normally expect to see from someone of the ilk of Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi.
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