'We know': Zinedine Zidane responds to drawing Chelsea in the CL semi-final

Zinedine Zidane kept his comments short and sweet about the prospect of playing Chelsea in a Champions League semi-final, speaking to Marca.

Real Madrid progressed to the competitions final four last night after beating Liverpool 3-1 on aggregate.

A first leg white wash was enough to see Los Blancos progress ahead of the reigning Premier League champions.

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Chelsea lie in waiting for the Spanish giants, with Thomas Tuchel’s team knocking out Porto on Tuesday.

It is billed as a heavyweight clash between two of the sport’s biggest hitters, but who have only faced each other competitively three times.

Shortly after Madrid’s result at Anfield yesterday, Zidane made a short statement regarding the Chelsea clash at the end of this month.

He said: “Let’s enjoy a little first and rest a little, because we still have games before. We know that Chelsea is a very good team.”

Tuchel has certainly transformed the Blues into a genuine threat to the footballing continent.

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His defence often looks impenetrable, whilst his attacking players are beginning to discover their groove.

Madrid are of course no pushovers either. After a shaky start to the season, they are on a 14-game unbeaten run and second in La Liga.

A tasty encounter is certainly on the cards when the sides do battle in less than two weeks.

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"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."