Before last season, Chelsea’s last encounter with Real Madrid came back in 1998 in the European Super Cup

Where are they now? The Chelsea side who beat Real Madrid to win the 1998 European Super Cup

The two European heavyweights will meet in the quarter-finals of this season’s Champions League with the first leg taking place at Stamford Bridge.

Wednesday, 6th April 2022, 12:06 pm

It’s incredible to think that Chelsea and Real Madrid have only ever faced each other competitively on five occasions throughout their illustrious histories, despite both featuring so frequently in the UEFA Champions League over the years.

That is the case though and their quarter-final clash from Stamford Bridge tonight (Wednesday, April 6 2022) is set to be another significant encounter in the history of the fixture.

Prior to their semi-final double header last season, which the Blues won 3-1 on aggregate, you had to go all the way back to 1998 for the last encounter between the two.

Monaco’s Stade Louis II was the venue for the European Super Cup final as 1997-98 UEFA Champions League winners Real took on the 1997-98 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup holders in Gianluca Vialli’s Chelsea.

The match ended 1-0 with Man of the Match Gus Poyet scoring the decisive goal in the 83rd minute.

The Madrid team on that day featured many familiar names including club legends like Raúl, Clarence Seedorf and Roberto Carlos.

Meanwhile, the Blues’ side also featured several legends of the era with many still considered amongst the greatest ever players to represent the club.

Here are the starting XI and three substitutes from the famous Chelsea side that beat Real Madrid to win the 1998 UEFA European Super Cup:

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