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UCL: Hazard to return to Stamford Bridge as Madrid, Manchester City qualify for semi-final

Madrid and Chelsea will play first leg of the semi-finals on April 27.

• April 14, 2021
Hazard in action
Hazard in action [Photo credit: Getty]

Real Madrid and Manchester City have advanced to the semi-finals of the Champions League after mixed results in the second leg of the quarter final matches played Wednesday evening.

Real played a goalless draw against Liverpool to qualify, while Manchester City beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 to reach the semi-finals on Wednesday night. 

The trio of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane could not score, though Liverpool created a couple of chances.  

Having defeated Liverpool by 3-1 in the first leg of the quarter final last week, Madrid qualified for the semi-final for the 14th time, the highest in the history of the competition. 

Madrid will be facing Chelsea in the semi-finals with Eden Hazard, who left Chelsea for Madrid, playing against his former team. 

Meanwhile,  Manchester City qualified for the Champions League semi-finals for first time since 2016.

City first defeated Dortmund by 2-1 in the first leg of the quarter finals last week. With  a 4-2 aggregate, City cruised to the semi-finals to meet Paris Saint-Germain on April 27. 

Madrid and Chelsea will play first leg of the semi-finals on April 27. 

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