Undefeated! Tuchel is undefeated against Zinedine Zidane

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Chelsea defeated Porto over two legs to seal a place in the Champions League semi finals. The Blues will now meet Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League, as the Spanish side defeated Liverpool.

Compared to meeting Barcelona, Chelsea do not have a history against Real Madrid, as the two teams last faced each other over 20 years ago.

However, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel will be smiling into this fixture, as he has never lost to Zinedine Zidane, despite the Madridโ€™s boss successful career so far. In fact, Tuchel had always insisted that he’d rather meet Real Madrid than Liverpool.

This fixture will be the first time the two teams will meet each other in a European competition since 1998, when they met in the Super Cup in Monaco.

Real Madrid defeated Chelsea 3-2 back in 2016, in the International Champions Cup, as the two teams faced each other in pre-season under former boss Antonio Conte.

Real raced to a 3-0 lead at half-time in that fixture, but Eden Hazard scored a late brace in the second half to end the tie 3-2. The Belgian will now face Chelsea for the first time since leaving the Blues.

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