Not only losing 0-2 at Real Madrid, Chelsea also lost Kalidou Koulibaly to injury, while Ben Chiwell had to receive a direct red card.
In the 55th minute of the match between Real Madrid and Chelsea at the Bernabeu, when the score was 1-0 for the home team, the Blues suffered a big loss when midfielder Kalidou Koulibaly was injured. The Senegal player has a problem after a dispute with Rodrygo.
The centre-back appears to have strained his hamstring in an attempt to prevent the opposing striker from reaching the ball. He tried to continue playing but could not, after receiving care from medical staff, the center-back in 1991 left the field to make way for Marc Cucurella.
Koulibaly has had a difficult season since joining Chelsea last summer. He only helped Chelsea keep 10 clean sheets in the first 35 games of the season, which prompted the Blues to sign Benout Badiashile in January.
But things took a turn for the worse for Chelsea when Ben Chiwell was sent off shortly after. The England defender let Rodrygo pass, he was forced to foul right in front of the home box and the direct red card was completely deserved. That forced Frank Lampard to make another change with Trevoh Chalobah in place of Raheem Sterling.
For the rest of the game, Chelsea with 10 men was unable to fend off Real Madrid. In the 74th minute, substitute Marco Asensio scored another goal to help the home team win 2-0. With this result, Los Blancos take a big advantage before the second leg.