Coach Frank Lampard thinks Real Madrid midfielder Eder Militao should have received a red card.
Chelsea caused Real Madrid a lot of trouble in the first 60 minutes. Chelsea’s performance was very positive, with the hope of saving this season. However, N’Golo Kante and Marc Cucurella could not take advantage of delicious opportunities to open the scoring.
A pivotal moment came in the 54th minute when Eder Militao, who had received a yellow card, blocked Trevor Chalobah’s sprint. The referee decided not to show a second yellow card to the Brazilian midfielder. And coach Lampard expressed his displeasure with this decision.
“That situation was the second yellow card for Militao. I won’t say what I think. At this level, a yellow card offers many advantages. In this situation, the attacker managed to get past the opponent’s central defender in the area near the penalty area. It’s a yellow card, which means a red card and 30 minutes of play ahead of the person in front. That’s what we had to deal with in Madrid. They need to make decisions like that here, but that’s not happening.”
Chelsea had a really unlucky game. Their expected goal index was 1.86 but in the end Chelsea failed to score. In contrast, Real have 2 goals from an expected goal index of 1.48. Los Blancos successfully took advantage of 2/3 of the delicious opportunities they had, and the other situation was a shot on the wooden frame. It was exactly a class performance of the king of the Champions League.