Fans blast $250 million Hazard over 'shameless' Champions League act

·Sports Reporter
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Eden Hazard (pictured left) sharing a handshake and a laugh with Chelsea players.
Eden Hazard (pictured left) laughing with friends at Chelsea, his former club, after Real Madrid were knocked out of the Champions League. (Image: ESPN)

Real Madrid's maligned star Eden Hazard has sparked uproar amongst the club's fans after appearing to share a laugh with his former teammates following a lacklustre display.

A profligate Chelsea outfit looked ominous all game and were finally able to put Real Madrid to the sword at Stamford Bridge 2-0 and advance 3-1 on aggregate to the Champions League Final against Manchester City.

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Real Madrid fans were left frustrated from the get-go as manager Zidane introduced multiple stars, in a squad ravished by injuries, into the starting XI with little match fitness.

One such star was the $250 million, former Chelsea forward, Hazard.

Having missed most of his first two seasons due to injury with Madrid, Hazard started his first game in months.

While Madrid fans hoped he would return to Stamford Bridge to haunt his former club, any expectations were quickly dashed.

A deep-lying Chelsea outfit pressed Hazard out of the game and the forward struggled to have any impact before he tired in the second half.

Fans blast Hazard over post-match footage

Real Madrid fans were quick to point out Zidane shouldn't have started the out-of-sorts forward.

But the club's faithful became incensed after footage showed Hazard remaining on the pitch after the game and sharing a laugh with the opposition.

After such an anonymous display and a tough time so far in the Los Merengues shirt, the footage didn't go down well.

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Chelsea advance to Champions League final

Timo Werner headed in from almost on the goal-line after Germany teammate Kai Havertz's effort hit the bar before Mason Mount struck to secure the tie.

After last week's 1-1 first leg in Madrid that was enough for the Blues to reach a first Champions League final since they lifted the trophy nine years ago.

It also returns manager Thomas Tuchel to the final after he lost the showpiece last season with Paris Saint-Germain to Bayern Munich.

A dejected Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid as his team loses 2-0 during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge.
A dejected Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid as his team loses 2-0 during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Chelsea and Real Madrid at Stamford Bridge. (Photo by James Williamson - AMA/Getty Images)

Tuchel has turned Chelsea's season around since his appointment in late January as replacement for Frank Lampard with a top four berth in the league looking likely.

And they will not fear domestic champions-elect City in Istanbul on May 29 having already defeated Pep Guardiola's otherwise all-conquering side in the FA Cup semis to set up a final with Leicester City two weeks before their big night in Turkey.

Tuchel transforming Chelsea mid-season will spark memories of Roberto Di Matteo doing so after his appointment in March 2012, months before Chelsea stunned Bayern in Munich to lift their only title in Europe's premier club competition.

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