UCL: Joe Cole names Chelsea’s semi-final preference between Real Madrid, Liverpool


Former Chelsea winger, Joe Cole, has said that his old club would prefer to face Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League rather than Liverpool.

Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea boss had earlier shared a similar opinion, insisting that he would not want his side to face a club from the same league in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The Blues made it to the semi-finals of Europe’s premier competition on Tuesday night despite a 1-0 defeat to Porto.

Mehdi Taremi scored a remarkable overhead kick for Porto in the final minutes but it wasn’t enough to overturn a two-goal deficit for the Portuguese side.

The Stamford Bridge landlords now awaits either Real Madrid or Liverpool in the semi-finals, with the La Liga giants holding a 3-1 lead over the Reds.

And Cole, who also played for Liverpool believes the Blues will be hoping for Real Madrid to come out victorious on Wednesday night.

“Business-like performance and you’d take Real Madrid in the semi-finals over Liverpool,” he told BT Sport.

“I think Real Madrid have fallen a long way.”

UCL: Joe Cole names Chelsea’s semi-final preference between Real Madrid, Liverpool



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