Chelsea have been knocked out of the Champions League quarter-finals as Real Madrid won 5-4 on aggregate in extra time, despite Thomas Tuchel’s side winning 3-2 on the night.
Mason Mount gave the Blues the lead thanks to his curling finish inside the box.
Antonio Rudiger and Marcos Alonso both scored to give them a 3-0 lead but Rodrygo netted to make it level on aggregate.
Extra time was required and Karim Benzema scored early on to put his side 5-4 ahead on aggregate, and thus through to the semi-finals.
Thomas Tuchel made just one change from the side that beat Southampton 6-0 on Saturday, with Reece James replacing Andreas Christensen in defence.
He lined up at right back for the Blues, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek slotting into midfield.
Mateo Kovacic did well in the opening moments to track back and win the ball for Chelsea, with the visitors enjoying most of the possession.
His fellow midfield partner N’Golo Kante was also involved early on as he was able to tackle Benzema to break down a Madrid attack.
Alonso was played through on the left by Kante but his cross was cleared by the hosts’ defence.
James conceded a free-kick on the edge of the area and presented Madrid with a chance to score, but Benzema’s effort went over the bar.
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