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Tuchel reveals why he’d prefer to face Real Madrid to Liverpool in CL semi’s

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed why he would prefer to face Real Madrid to Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Chelsea sealed their place in the last four of the Champions League for the first time in seven years on Tuesday, progressing to the semi-finals on aggregate despite a 1-0 defeat to Porto at Stamford Bridge.

Tuchel’s side survived a late scare to progress following Mehdi Taremi’s spectacular overhead kick in stoppage time, where they will face either Real Madrid or Liverpool in the semi-finals.

The Spanish champions hold a 3-1 advantage heading into the second leg at Anfield this evening and Tuchel has revealed why his preference would be to meet Real Madrid over Premier League opposition for a place in the final.

“In general I like not to play against teams from your same league in the Champions League as it gives more of a feeling of a European competition but that is the only thing,” Tuchel told his post-match press conference.

“The game is far from over but I will watch it for sure.

“Everything is possible. Liverpool are very strong at home so we take what we get. It is a good situation for us.”

Next up for Chelsea is their FA Cup semi-final fixture against Man City at the weekend

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