According to information on Chelsea’s official website their Champions League semi-final tie against Real Madrid have been announced, Newspremises reports.
The Blues 2-1 aggregate victory over Porto means Chelsea will be competing in the last four of Europe’s premier club competition for the first time in seven years and, following Real Madrid’s win against Liverpool, it will be the Spaniards up next for Thomas Tuchel’s men.
This will be the very first time Chelsea will be meeting with Real Madrid since the 1998 Super Cup and the English side maiden trip to face them on home territory, following previous contests in the European Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1971.
However, Chelsea’s wait to play at the Bernabeu continues as the Madridistas have been using a 6000-capacity stadium at their training complex as their home base this season while the main stadium is being renovated.
A Chelsea Under-19s side featuring Reece James played on the same ground in the 2017/18 UEFA Youth League, running out 4-2 winners in the quarter-finals.
The first leg will be played at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano in the Spanish capital on Tuesday 27 April at 8pm (UK time), with the return at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday 5 May, also an 8pm kick-off.
If we make the final, it will be played at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul on Saturday 29 May.