Ghost goal Garcia reveals his prediction for Chelsea vs Real Madrid


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Chelsea fans will surely never forget former Liverpool striker Luis Garcia, for scoring a goal that never crossed the line in the Champions League semi-final between Chelsea and Liverpool back in 2005.

However, the Spaniard is keen on seeing Chelsea through to the Champions League final, and believes that Chelsea have what it takes to beat Real Madrid.

“I still think that Chelsea have got enough and plenty to beat Real Madrid,” Garcia told CBS Sports.

“It will be a big, big battle between the two teams. Real Madrid played at the weekend against Osasuna, it wasn’t a brilliant game once again, but they managed to score another two goals later in the game.

“They had a few chances but really struggled to create, even though [Eden] Hazard was involved. He did play a few good minutes but he wasn’t the Hazard we all know.

“But Hazard will be better for the Chelsea game. Kroos and Modric weren’t involved as they were rested to be ready, very important players.

“They’ve got enough, they’ve got the history, they’ve got the courage and they know that the big players always show up on the field. But I think that Chelsea are just too good.

“Chelsea have the intensity, the way they approach these kind of games… I think they are good enough to go through to the final and they deserve it because they have had an amazing campaign.”

Back to Garcia’s ghost goal, it was believed at the time that he tricked the referee by celebrating the goal. But the former Liverpool striker admitted in 2017 that it wasn’t intentional and he thought the ball crossed the line.

“No, I didn’t,” the ex-Liverpool man told FourFourTwo when asked if he had celebrated in a bid to trick the officials.

“I had the best view of anyone and I celebrated the goal because I truly believe that I saw the ball go over the line.

“It all happened so quickly but look at my movement when I hit the shot, and also as Chelsea try to clear the ball.

“It’s natural because I saw what I saw, and that was the ball crossing the line.”

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