UCL: He Was Extraordinary – Del Piero Names Player Who Helped Real Madrid Beat Chelsea at Bernabeu

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Juventus legend, Alessandro del Piero has identified Luka Modric as the player who helped Real Madrid beat Chelsea to qualify for the Champions League semi-final.

Real Madrid lost 3-2 to Chelsea in the Champions League quarter-final second leg tie at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday night.

But the Los Blancos qualified for the Champions League last-4 on a 5-4 aggregate win, having won the first leg 3-1 at Stamford Bridge last week.

And Del Piero believes Modric was the player who changed the second leg tie against Chelsea for Real Madrid, adding that the 36-year-old was extraordinary.

Modric played a huge role in their comeback as the Croatia international laid a brilliant cross for Rodrygo to score in the 86th minute during the encounter.

Speaking of Modric, Del Piero told Sky Sports Italia: “We missed nothing tonight, it was an exceptional game. He’s the player who changed the game. Modric did everything.

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“Tonight was unique and strange. Chelsea seemed in control, but then it changed again and we had the feeling that the game could go to a penalty shootout. It was an incredible game. We have known each other for a long time. I was happy to meet him, he’s an extraordinary footballer.”

He added, “We didn’t talk for long. He breathed a sigh of relief. He was aware they were in trouble. I just told him: ‘Look, you did everything on your own, my friend, just enjoy it!”

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