Real Madrid are incredible: They came back from the dead against Chelsea

Real Madrid are incredible. They appeared to be defeated against Chelsea, but they somehow managed to come back and reach the Champions League semi-finals.

But at full time it was Real Madrid who were celebrating, with the Chelsea players wondering how on earth their opponents had risen from the dead.

Chelsea had eliminated Real Madrid Real Madrid were out. At least that is how it seemed when Timo Werner scored the away side's third goal of the night.

However, as Carlo Ancelotti pointed out at full time, that goal served to awaken the beast that is Real Madrid. "Going 3-0 down liberated us and then the magic of this stadium came out, the magic of this club came out," he said.

That magic was seen in Luka Modric's magnificent assist for Rodrygo Goes to make it 3-1 and send the match to extra time.

Lucas-Carvajal-Alaba-Marcelo in defence Real Madrid's survival mission was characterised by the fact that they ended the match with a back four of Lucas Vazquez, Dani Carvajal, David Alaba and Marcelo.

Ferland Mendy came into the match not fully fit and he was replaced by Marcelo in the second half, following the Brazilian's strong showing against Getafe.

Nacho Fernandez, who was playing instead of the injured Eder Militao, was also unable to complete the 90 minutes and saw Lucas Vazquez take his place, with Carvajal then moving across to centre-back.

Carvajal took one of the most difficult challenges of his career in his stride, as the defence resisted the Blues' final assault and led Los Blancos to another unforgettable night, which was exemplified by the celebrations after the full-time whistle.