Real Madrid do not like playing against Chelsea or Thomas Tuchel.
The Blues scored what could be a valuable away goal in a 1-1 draw with Los Blancos in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final on Tuesday night.
It means Real Madrid have failed to beat Chelsea on all four occasions they’ve met, stretching back to their first meeting in 1971.
Madrid has never faced one club more without winning in their history, making Chelsea officially their bogey team.
And the LaLiga champions do not fare well against Blues boss Tuchel, either.
In fact, the German coach is also unbeaten against Real Madrid with one victory and four draws during spells with Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and the Blues.
Chelsea’s record against Real Madrid
Chelsea 1-1 Real Madrid, European Cup Winners’ Cup – May 19,1971
Chelsea 2-1 Real Madrid, European Cup Winners’ Cup – May 21, 1871
Chelsea 1-0 Real Madrid, European Super Cup – August 28, 1988
Real Madrid 1-1 Real Madrid, Champions League, April 27, 2021
He is the only manager to face Madrid five times without losing – and if his unbeaten record stays in tact in eight days’ time, it will catapult Chelsea to the 2021 Champions League final.
Chelsea took the lead through Christian Pulisic in the 14th minute, before Karim Benzema’s 71st Champions League goal brought Real Madrid level just before the half-hour mark.
Blues striker Timo Werner missed a gilt-edged opportunity to break the deadlock, while Benzema hit the crossbar in an action-packed first-half.
Tuchel felt his side tired in the second-half after an impressive opening 45 minutes.
He told BT Sport: “I think we started the game very well and deserved to win the first-half, we had a lot of chances and half-chances.
“We should have scored a minimum one more [goal] in the first-half. We had good control and good attacks. We were very confident and looked very strong.
“Unfortunately they scored from a set-piece. There was nothing else to defend for us, we did not allow any chances, so it was a bit of a disappointment at half-time. It was important we stayed calm.
“The second-half was a very tactical game, the speed and intensity dropped and we are a little bit tired. We have had only two days in between two away games.
“If we’d had one more day to recover it would’ve been a big chance to keep the intensity up and maybe hurt Madrid in the second-half – but this was not possible and we have to live with the 1-1.”