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​Tuchel admits he'd rather Chelsea face Real Madrid over Liverpool

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel admits that he would prefer to see Real Madrid progress into the semi finals, rather than Liverpool.

The Blues booked their spot in the semis after a 2-1 aggregate quarter final success over FC Porto.

They will now take on the winners of the Liverpool and Real tie, where Real have a 3-1 lead going into the second leg in England on Wednesday.

Tuchel told reporters: "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.

"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."

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