Chelsea’s hopes of salvaging success from a terrible season were ended ruthlessly by Real Madrid as the holders advanced into the Champions League semi-final at Stamford Bridge.
The Blues battled against the odds to overturn a 2-0 deficit from the first leg in the Bernabeu, only to lose again by the same margin last night, falling finally to a 4-nil aggregate loss.
Chelsea are currently languishing in 11th place in the Premier League, and will not be in the Champions League next season.
Focus will now be to find a manager to mend the fractures in the club after the sackings of Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter this season.
Elsewhere, AC Milan reached the Champions League semi-finals for the first time since winning the competition in 2007 as they saw off Serie A rivals Napoli 2-1 on aggregate.
Milan could face Inter Milan in the last four, with their city rivals going into Wednesday’s second leg with Benfica holding a 2-0 lead.