Chelsea suffered a damning 1-3 loss at the hands of Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.
A hattrick from Karim Benzema was enough to sink Thomas Tuchel’s side, who now have a mountain to climb at the Santiago Bernabeu.
But one bright thing about this Champions League is that there is no ‘away goal rule’ anymore.
That means if Chelsea are able to win 2-0 in normal time in the second leg and bring the aggregate to 3-3, they will force extra time and potentially penalties.
Last season, doing the same would’ve seen Real be victorious despite the loss because of their superior away goals.
Of course, if the Blues are able to win the game by a margin of over 3 goals in normal time (like 3-0 or 4-1), they will automatically qualify for the semi-finals.
Tuchel has already ruled out Chelsea’s chance of making a comeback in the second leg, but you can never say never in football!