UCL: Thibaut Courtois makes honest confession after Real Madrid knocked out Chelsea
Thibaut Courtois, the goalkeeper for Real Madrid, made an open confession after his team eliminated Chelsea from the Champions League quarter-final stage on Tuesday night.
Last night at Santiago Bernabeu, Real Madrid defeated 3-2 to Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final second leg tie.
Los Blancos, on the other hand, advanced for the Champions League semi-finals with a 5-4 aggregate victory after winning the first leg 3-1 at Stamford Bridge last week.
With an early goal, Mason Mount gave Thomas Tuchel's team optimism, and Antonio Rudiger made it 2-0 shortly after halftime.
Chelsea appeared to be on their way to victory when Timo Werner added a third with 15 minutes left, but Madrid replied with Rodrygo's goal, which came after a fantastic cross from Luka Modric.
The match entered extra-time, and Karim Benzema, who scored a hat-trick in the first leg, headed the decisive goal in the 96th minute to send Real Madrid through to the last-4 on a 5-4 aggregate win.
And Courtois, a former Chelsea shot-stopper, admitted that the Blues were the better team on Tuesday.
The Belgium international said at his post-match press conference: “We weren’t lucky, but it’s true that they were the better team.”
“We ultimately won the tie,” he added.
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