The UEFA Champions League returns and it does so with a match: Real Madrid vs. Chelsea clash at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium for the first leg of the quarterfinals of the also known as Champions League. Next, in El Comercio, we tell you which are channels responsible for the transmission of the comparison between Spanish and English.
For the third season in a row, both teams and the last two champions of the tournament, are measured in a Champions League tie.
The two teams have recently met successfully on their way to the title. Last season, Real Madrid prevailed in an extraordinary quarter-final duel on their way to their 14th European Cup, while Chelsea’s triumph in the 2020/21 edition included the elimination of the Spanish team in the semi-finals.
WHEN DO REAL MADRID VS. CHELSEA PLAY?
The match between two of the most important teams in Europe is scheduled to be played this Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium in Spain.
WHICH CHANNEL BROADCASTS REAL MADRID VS. CHELSEA?
If you’re in Argentina – ESPN Argentina, Star+
If you’re in Bolivia – Star+, ESPN
If you’re in Brazil – HBO Max
If you are in Canada – DAZN
If you are in Chile – Star+, ESPN Chile
If you are in Colombia – Star+, ESPN
If you are in Costa Rica – Star+, ESPN North
If you are in Dominican Republic – Star+, ESPN North
If you are in El Salvador – Star+, ESPN North
If you are in France – RMC Sport live, Canal+ Foot, RMC Sport 1
If you are in Germany – DAZN1, DAZN, Servus TV
If you’re in Guatemala – ESPN Norte, Star+
If you are in Honduras – Star+, ESPN North
If you are in Italy – Sky Sport 4K, Sky Sport 251, SKY Go Italia, Sky Sport Football, Sky Sport Uno, NOW TV
If you’re in Mexico – HBO Max
If you are in Panama – ESPN Norte, Star+, Flow Sports App, RPC, Flowsports.co
If you’re in Paraguay – ESPN, Star+
If you’re in Peru – ESPN, Star+
If you are in Spain – Movistar+, Movistar Champions League
If you are in United Kingdom – BBC Radio 5 Live, TalkSport Radio UK, BTSport.com, BT Sport 1, BT Sport App, BT Sport Ultimate
If you are in United States – Paramount+, SiriusXM FC, Univision NOW, VIX+, Univision
If you’re in Uruguay – ESPN, Star+
If you’re in Venezuela – Star+, ESPN
WHAT TIME DOES REAL MADRID – CHELSEA PLAY?
If you are in Mexico – 1:00 p.m.
If you are in Ecuador – 2:00 p.m.
If you are in Peru – 2:00 p.m.
If you are in Colombia – 2:00 p.m.
If you are in Chile – 3:00 p.m.
If you are in Paraguay – 3:00 p.m.
If you are in the United States – 3:00 p.m.
If you are in Venezuela – 3:00 p.m.
If you are in Bolivia -3:00 p.m.
If you are in Argentina – 4:00 p.m.
If you are in Uruguay – 4:00 p.m.
If you are in Brazil – 4:00 p.m.
If you are in Spain – 9:00 p.m.
HISTORY, REAL MADRID VS. CHELSEA
Carlo Ancelotti’s Real Madrid won 5-4 on aggregate in last season’s quarter-final tie. In the first leg, played at Stamford Bridge, the Spaniards won 1-3, with two goals from Karim Benzema in the first half (21′, 24′). Although Kai Havertz halved Chelsea’s deficit five minutes before the break, Benzema completed his hat-trick in the first minute of the second period.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea rallied strongly at the Santiago Bernabéu. Goals from Mason Mount (15′) and Antonio Rüdiger (now at Madrid – 51′) evened the contest before Timo Werner gave the then defending champions the overall advantage with 15 minutes to go. Rodrygo’s goal in the 80th minute forced extra time, where Benzema scored the decisive goal in the 96th minute.
Tuchel’s Chelsea won 3-1 on aggregate against Zinédine Zidane’s Real Madrid in the semi-finals of 2020/21, with goals from Werner (28′) and Mount (85′), which secured the 2-0 return at Stamford Bridge. The first leg in Spain had ended 1–1, with Christian Pulišić’s opening goal in the 14th minute for the visitors, neutralised by Benzema’s 15 minutes later.
The two teams had only met in three matches before 2020, in two UEFA competition finals that Chelsea won. The second such clash was the 1998 UEFA Super Cup in Monaco, when a goal by Gustavo Poyet seven minutes from the end at the Stade Louis II gave UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup winners Chelsea a 1-0 victory over Real Madrid, who had qualified after winning the UEFA Champions League.
The English club had also won the final of the 1971 European Cup Winners’ Cup against Real Madrid in Piraeus. The first match ended 1-1, with a goal by Peter Osgood in the 56th minute at the Georgios Karaiskakis stadium, equalized in the last minute by Ignacio Zoco.
Two days later, in the replay of the match in the same stadium, the goals of John Dempsey (31′) and Osgood (39′) in the first half gave Chelsea their first European title, despite Sebastián Fleitas cutting the gap for Real Madrid with 15 minutes to go.