REAL MADRID stars have been hailed as “immortal” after scraping past Chelsea into the Champions League semi-finals.
The LaLiga leaders went into last night’s match in a dominant position after their 3-1 first-leg win at Stamford Bridge.
Real Madrid were labelled ‘immortal’ for their efforts
Marca hailed Madrid and Villarreal’s efforts
Sport also marked Madrid’s effort on their front page
But Thomas Tuchel’s side came roaring back to lead the tie 4-3 courtesy of goals by Mason Mount, Antonio Rudiger and Timo Werner.
Rodrygo’s late volley took it to extra time, before Karim Benzema headed past Edouard Mendy to send Madrid through.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been roundly praised for their resilience by the Spanish morning papers.
AS labelled them “immortal” for their comeback.
While Marca led with the line: “What a night, what delirium!”
Madrid partied inside their dressing room following the narrow escape, with David Alaba dancing in delight.
The Austrian didn’t appear too upset by his Antonio Rudiger snub, the German having yelled in frustration as Alaba tried to console him.
Tuchel wasn’t so delighted, however, despite his side’s strong performance.
The German fumed at the referee “having a good time with Carlo” after the game.
Upset by the decision to disallow Marcos Alonso’s goal, he then blasted: “I’m very disappointed the referee didn’t go and check it himself.
“That’s what it’s like when you play Real Madrid in the Champions League.”
Real Madrid celebrate their triumphCredit: Rex
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