Berbatov reveals why he slightly favours Chelsea against Real Madrid

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Chelsea have the advantage heading to the second leg Champions League semi-final clash against Real Madrid, as the Blues scored an away goal in the first leg at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.

Chelsea were the better side in Spain, and it only took a moment of brilliance for the Los Blancos to level the scores via a stunning Karim Benzema overhead kick.

All Chelsea need now is to avoid conceding a goal against Real Madrid, and the Blues will be through to the final.

Former Tottenham and Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has admitted that the second leg will also be a tough tie, but he slightly favours Chelsea to go through.

“The second leg will be an interesting one,” Berbatov told Betfair.

“Seeing how Chelsea have progressed under Tuchel, I think they have a great chance go to to the final.

“But the same goes for Real Madrid. This season people have spoken about them being in a crisis but bam, they are in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

“For me it’s another even tie, but I’m slightly favouring Chelsea in this one to be honest.

“Benzema’s goal in the first leg was unreal and it shows how underrated he is. He is Real Madrid’s main goal scorer, he is a leader going forward, always looking to create chances and control the game.

“I’m a big admirer of his and he is the main man for them and Chelsea will need to keep an eye on him.”

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