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Real Madrid goalkeeper Courtois: Chelsea intensity and aggression greater than ours

Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois admits Chelsea were more aggressive and intense on the night for Wednesday's 1-1 draw at Valdebebas.

However, Courtois insists they're capable of winning the second-leg of their Champions League semifinal.

He said, “The return leg will be like a cup final. Their aggression and intensity, which was greater than ours, took its toll. We wanted to make the sort of start that they did and apply a high press. They gave their all in we struggled a bit more in the opening 20-25 minutes. We have to improve on the balls over the top. We were more in control in the second half.

“With the score at 1-1, the second leg is like a cup final. I don't think it will finish 0-0. They might be more relaxed about it, but I think they would be wrong to sit back. We caused them problems when we were in possession. We'll see what kind of game it is. When we analyse it with Zidane, we'll see what the plan is for Stamford Bridge."


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