Chelsea are 3-1 down ahead of the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid; Man City hold a slim one-goal lead over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday; Liverpool have a foot in the semi-finals after a 3-1 win over Benfica in the first leg; and Villarreal hold a 1-0 lead over Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Continuing this week, the Champions League quarter-finals will begin with holders Chelsea traveling to Real Madrid on Tuesday, followed by matches between Liverpool and Manchester City on Wednesday and Thursday.
Both Villarreal and Chelsea are in action on Tuesday as the second legs of the quarter-finals get off. Chelsea are looking to bounce back from a 3-1 quarter-final first-leg setback against 13-time champions Real Madrid.
After a thrilling 2-2 draw against title rivals Liverpool on Sunday, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City will travel to Madrid for a Champions League quarter-final tie against Atletico Madrid. City will take a 1-0 lead into the second leg following last week’s win at the Etihad, and will be aiming to reach the semi-finals for the second year in a row.
In their quest for an unprecedented quadruple, Liverpool visit Benfica at Anfield with one foot in the last four, following a 3-1 win in Lisbon on Tuesday. The Reds are also focused on Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City, which they will play at Wembley Stadium.
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Chelsea is facing a make-or-break week.
When Chelsea travel to the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night, they will be taking on the impossible task of becoming only the second side in Champions League history to come back from a two-goal deficit following a first-leg home defeat.
If they are unsuccessful in Spain, Chelsea’s whole season rests on the outcome of Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Crystal Palace at Wembley, with the Blues comfortable in third and having no hope of a late title push.
Chelsea recovered well after back-to-back defeats to Brentford and Real by thrashing Southampton 6-0 on Saturday, but head coach Thomas Tuchel still feels a comeback is unlikely.