Kovacic will miss the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals due to injury

Bad news for him Chelsea. Thomas tuchel, technician blue, has confirmed at a press conference that Matthew Kovacic will miss the first leg of the semifinals of the Champions which will be played next Tuesday in Valdebebas.

The Croatian midfielder was serious doubt after injuring himself in the previous leg of the quarter-final match against him Porto and the German coach gives him up for lost in the face of the duel at the stadium Di Stefano. It is expected, yes, that former Madrid player is in a position to face his former team in Stamford Bridge.

The presence of Mateo Kovacic added morbidity to an unprecedented confrontation in the Champions. The Balkan reached the Madrid in 2015 from Inter de Milan in exchange for 30 million but had a very secondary role and ended up packing his bags to head to the Chelsea in 2018, first on loan for a season and then on a permanent basis.