A TWO out of 10 for Christian Pulisic, terrible ‘flop’ scores for Thiago Silva and Co in defence, Edouard Mendy is likened to Loris Karius and Thomas Tuchel is torn aside: Chelsea are SAVAGED in the Euro papers
- Karim Benzema scored a surprising hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Chelsea 3-1
- Spanish press savaged Chelsea’s efficiency and Thomas Tuchel’s techniques
- Keeper Edouard Mendy was in contrast to Loris Karius after second-half error
- Karius offered the ball to Benzema to rating in 2018 Champions League remaining
- L’Equipe singled out Christian Pulisic for an unflattering 2/10 match score
Edouard Mendy has been unflatteringly in contrast to Loris Karius after ‘shipwrecked’ Chelsea’s Champions League hopes have been dealt a severe blow by Real Madrid – with the ineffective Christian Pulisic additionally singled out for blame.
A mistake by the Chelsea goalkeeper at the begin of the second half allowed Karim Benzema by means of to full a surprising hat-trick as the Spanish aspect took full management of the quarter-final tie.
Spanish newspaper AS drew parallels between Mendy’s mistake and the former Liverpool keeper Karius, who threw the ball straight to Benzema in the 2018 Champions League remaining.
Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was unflatteringly in contrast to Loris Karius by the Spanish press after his blunder gifted Karim Benzema his hat-trick purpose for Real Madrid
Benzema went by means of to make it 3-1 to Real after Mendy’s weak cross gave the ball away
Karius threw the ball to Benzema, who scored in Real’s 3-1 win over Liverpool in the 2018 remaining
They additionally talked about Bayern Munich keeper Sven Ulreich, whose fumble allowed Benzema to rating in the 2018 Champions League semi-final, and PSG’s Gianluigi Donnarumma, who blundered to reward the French striker a purpose in the final spherical.
‘To all this we should add the super error of Edouard Mendy. After Karius, Ulreich and Donnarumma, the enthusiastic stress from Benzema already has one other sufferer on his resume,’ AS wrote.
Unsurprisingly, pictures of a celebrating Benzema dominate the entrance covers of the sports activities dailies in Spain on Thursday. ‘The King of Europe’ shouted AS, whereas Marca went with ‘Big Ben’ after Real’s commanding win in London.
Benzema additionally made the entrance cover of L’Equipe in his native France, whose ‘Triple d’Or’ headline hinted strongly that the 34-year-old ought to lastly be recognised as the world’s finest footballer.
Benzema wins the ball off PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma to rating in the spherical of 16
Benzema scored a surprising hat-trick as Real took full command of the quarter-final
Thomas Tuchel’s recreation plan was savaged by the Spanish papers with Chelsea ‘shipwrecked’
L’Equipe handed the striker a 9/10 score for the match however have been understandably scathing of the Chelsea gamers.
American ahead Pulisic obtained simply 2/10 for his quiet 64 minutes of motion earlier than being changed by Romelu Lukaku, who then missed a golden likelihood with a header.
The French paper awarded 3/10 throughout the board for Chelsea keeper Mendy, overwhelmed by two Benzema headers in fast succession in the first half, and defenders Antonio Rudiger, Thiago Silva and Andreas Christensen.
Kai Havertz, who scored the first-half purpose that briefly gave a glimmer of hope for the Premier League membership, obtained their highest rating, albeit simply 6/10.
Benzema unsurprisingly featured on the entrance cover of L’Equipe, who tipped him for the Ballon d’Or this year after his sensational type
L’Equipe’s notoriously harsh scores singled out Christian Pulisic for a depressing 2/10
‘Big Ben’ was Marca’s headline as they saluted Benzema for his good hat-trick at Chelsea
‘The King of Europe’ proclaimed Diario AS as they revelled in Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory
The Madrid papers revelled in Real’s win, with AS describing Chelsea as ‘shipwrecked’ having been ‘fully unsettled’ by Mendy’s error for Benzema’s third purpose.
Marca zoned in on Thomas Tuchel’s tactical errors, saying that the resolution to play Christensen on the proper of the again three allowed Vinicius Junior an excessive amount of freedom.
Vinicius obtained the higher of Christensen for Benzema’s first two targets and AS proclaimed that Tuchel’s techniques ‘went awry from the starting’ as the ‘nightmare’ of Saturday’s shock 4-1 loss to Brentford was repeated.
When requested whether or not the tie was nonetheless alive Tuchel replied: ‘No, the tie will not be alive at the second.’
Chelsea definitely have a mountain to climb in the Bernabeu on Tuesday with the reigning champions staring down the barrel of an exit.