In the summer of 2019, Eden Hazard officially left Chelsea after 7 years to join Real Madrid. On the day of farewell to Stamford Bridge, the Belgian player sent a message to the fans:
“Chelsea and the Chelsea fans are always very special to me. In the coming seasons, I always follow and closely follow the results of the team.
I hope that the draws will bring Chelsea and Real Madrid to face each other in the Champions League every season. Then we can see each other more easily.”
And Hazard’s wish on the day he left Chelsea came true. The lucky draws brought Real Madrid to face Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the Champions League 2023.
In his fourth season playing for Real Madrid, Hazard and his teammates spent the third time in a row meeting Chelsea in the Champions League. In the previous 2 seasons, each team won 1 victory and then were crowned champions.
In the 2020/21 season, Chelsea overcame Real Madrid in the semi-finals with a total score of 3-1. A year later, Los Blancos reclaimed the debt against this opponent in the quarterfinals when winning 5-4 after 2 matches.