Defending champions of UEFA Champions league Chelsea, bowed out at Bernabeu despite getting a 3-2 victory against Real Madrid.
The result means they are no more reigning champions despite beating their host.
No doubt, Chelsea showed the character of a team that desired to progress to the semifinal stage, but Madrid gave their fans real value for their money by securing the semis.
With a 3-1 lead by Chelsea before it went into extra time, Benzema’s header changed the tone of the game to deny the Blues the semis.
Madrid qualify by 5-4 aggregate and will now meet the winner between Atletico Madrid and Man City.