Zidane’s short response to facing Chelsea in the Champions League semi finals

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Chelsea secured a spot in the last four of the Champions League for the first time since 2014 on Tuesday, as the Blues got a 2-1 aggregate victory over Porto to see them through to the next round.

On Wednesday, Real Madrid secured their way to the semis after an aggregate 3-1 win over Liverpool.

Chelsea and Real Madrid are now set to face each other in the semi-finals of the Champions League, and the two sides do not have a history of facing themselves in Europe.

Shortly after Madrid’s game at Anfield on Wednesday, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane made a short statement regarding the Chelsea clash at the end of this month.

Zidane said: “Let’s enjoy a little first and rest a little, because we still have games before. We know that Chelsea is a very good team.”

Interestingly, Chelsea and Real Madrid have only faced each other competitively three times. 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.

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