Real Madrid fans want ‘least favourite’ Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals

Real Madrid fans have voted for Chelsea as desirable opponents after participating in a poll conducted by Spanish press Marca.

In a poll conducted by the Spanish press Marca, Real Madrid fans have voted heavily in favour of facing least favourites Chelsea in the Champions League semi-finals.

Carlo Ancelotti’s men reached the last four despite a nervy night in Germany where they almost squandered a 3-0 lead from the first leg against Borussia Dortmund.

Chelsea, on the other hand, performed an admirable comeback as they recovered from a 3-1 first leg defeat in Paris to overcome PSG 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and pass through via away goals.

After Chelsea won the 2012 Champions League, with a last four also containing Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, there is no reason why Jose Mourinho’s side can’t repeat the trick.

Real Madrid’s fans, however, see the Blues as massive outsiders for the competition and just 4.2% from over 80,000 participants believed they will win Europe’s top prize this season.

Furthermore, an overwhelming 60%, over 48,000, majority of the Real support are hoping to draw Chelsea in the semi-finals as they feel it is the easiest route to Lisbon.

For Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, he would probably wish to avoid the Spanish giants and their eagerness to gain revenge on the self-proclaimed Special One’s eventful final year in the Spanish capital.

Despite winning La Liga with a record-amassed 100 points, Jose Mourinho quickly fell out of favour with a number of his players and supporters following his battle with the club's renowned policies. His reputation during the his final year in Madrid was eventually tarnished, and the Portuguese boss certainly did himself little favours by publically announcing his intentions to re-join the Premier League.

Should the two draw each other, however, at least Chelsea supports can hold comfort to the fact that no-one knows Real Madrid’s weaknesses as much as their idolised coach.

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