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Thibaut Courtois is the focus of our Real Madrid vs Chelsea match preview

Thibaut Courtois is the focus of our Real Madrid vs Chelsea match preview

Real Madrid and Chelsea do battle in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final tonight as the road to Istanbul reaches its final hurdle. 

And LiveScore’s Matthew Storey takes to the crease to bring you all the latest news from the world of cricket in our weekly round-up Hit For Six. 

Real Madrid vs Chelsea (8pm, BT Sport)

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea travel to Spain with inconsistent Real Madrid standing between them and the most unlikely of Champions League final appearances. 

Few would have predicted the Blues would find themselves in such a position at the turn of the year — but their transformation since Frank Lampard’s departure in January has been seismic.

It is at the back where they have impressed the most. 

Since Tuchel’s arrival, the Londoners have kept a remarkable 16 clean sheets in 21 outings and another almighty defensive effort is likely to be needed in the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium.

Should the German’s side pinch an away goal, they will have to find a way past former Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois. 

The Belgian’s departure left a sour taste in the mouths of Blues fans when he headed for the Spanish capital in August 2018 and he has not always enjoyed life between the sticks since joining Real.

Fast forward to today, however, and 28-year-old Courtois is now widely heralded by supporters and pundits alike in Spain, which is why we have opted to turn the spotlight on him ahead of this evening’s clash. 

Hit For Six returns

Dom Bess was in fabulous form for Yorkshire with figures of 6-53 against Sussex
Dom Bess was in fabulous form for Yorkshire with figures of 6-53 against Sussex

If you like your cricket, you are in luck today because Tuesday is when we clock up the runs with Hit For Six.

Our latest column highlights a brilliant performance from England’s Dom Bess, who took a leading role with six wickets as Yorkshire beat Sussex in the County Championship. 

The 23-year-old spinner has spoken candidly about his difficulties on the recent tour of India and has also had plenty to say about his international future.

Elsewhere, with rising coronavirus cases wreaking havoc in India, we take a closer look at the implications the crisis has for the star-studded Indian Premier League. 

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