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Opinion: Chelsea's Worst Nightmare after Eliminating Porto from UCL

The Blues yesterday ended the quarterfinal clash in style against Porto. Mehdi Taremi came on as a second-half substitute and scored a spectacular overhead bicycle kick, probably the goal of the tournament by far, in the 95th minute into the top corner as the match ended 1–0 in favor of the Dragons.

This became their first defeat of the season in UCL although it wasn't enough to see of Tuchel's men as they boast a 2–1 win aggregate, thanks to their first-leg victory. They become the first English club to book a place in the semis for the 8th time with their closest being Manchester United to have advanced into that stage 7 times. It also marked their first semifinal in 7 years as their last appearance was in the 2013/14 season.

Their worst nightmare is yet to come as they are likely to face Real Madrid. The Spanish giants have a better opportunity to book a place in the semis after beating Liverpool 3–1 in the first leg of the quarter-finals and will hope to defend their lead today at Anfield.

Zidane's boys are in a run of fine form placed second in the table with a point below leaders Atletico Madrid. They will be out seeking to reclaim their long-lost title as the Kings of UCL. This is evident as on the last 3 occasions in the semifinals, they have ended up crowned champions latest being in 2017.

Could this be the end of the road for the Blues? The last time they faced each other was way back in 2016 in the Intercontinental Cup which the Blancos won 3–2.

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