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Brazilian legend, Rivaldo, has predicted Real Madrid to reach the Champions League final this season at the expense of Chelsea.

Rivaldo believes Real Madrid’s experience and know-how at this stage of the Champions League will give them an edge over the Premier League giants.

Chelsea will tackle Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final fixture later this month.

Thomas Tuchel’s men eliminated FC Porto from the Champions League quarter-final encounter a few days ago, while the LaLiga champions knocked Liverpool out from the competition.

“I see Real Madrid as the favourite to reach the [Champions League] final because they have a solid and very experienced squad which always tends to play better in these kinds of decisive matches, becoming a specialist in the last decade,” Rivaldo told Betfair.

“Chelsea also have their strengths and shouldn’t be discounted, but I think Madrid have more experience to claim another Champions League final spot – and they know how to win it.

“All those press critics of Zinedine Zidane that we saw in the middle of the season seem to have vanished after such a great response from the team.

“At the moment, Real Madrid is fighting for the La Liga title and also progressing well in the Champions League, counteracting all the comments about a potential loss of faith in Zidane from the club and players.

“The coach and all the squad must be congratulated for their efforts in turning the situation around in such a great fashion.”





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