It was all Real Madrid Wednesday night in London. Benzema scored a hat trick. Modrić had a wonderful assist. Kovačić for some weird reason didn’t get the start but came on immediately at halftime when Chelsea were down 2-1. It looks like a Real Madrid/Manchester City semifinal is upon us.
Wednesday night (3PM ET kickoff), we will witness the Master versus the Grasshopper in the most anticipated match of the Champions League quarterfinal round. Luka Modrić and Real Madrid are coming off a hot, come-from-behind win to knock PSG out of the tournament. But in their way of the semifinals, reigning European champions, Mateo Kovačić and Chelsea.
The 1st leg will take place in London with the return fixture scheduled to be played in Madrid on April 12th. The winner of this tie will more than likely face Manchester City in the semifinals.
The question is: who are we rooting for? And who has a better chance to knock off Man City – who defeated Atletico Madrid 1-0 in the 1st leg Tuesday night in England? (I’m obviously already writing Atletico off)
It’s probably a 50-50 toss up who moves onto the Final 4. Remember, a Croatian has lifted the Champions League trophy nine straight seasons! If Croatian blood does it again in 2022, the would make it an unbelievable 10-year run.
So are we rooting for the Master? Or the Grasshopper?