LaLiga: Eden Hazard apologises to Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid teammates for laughing with Chelsea players
Hazard joked with Chelsea's Kurt Zouma and Edouard Mendy after the full-time whistle on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge, where Madrid had lost 2-0, and 3-1 on aggregate, to go out in the semi-finals.
The English FA were in talks with European football's governing body UEFA already, he said, but added the choice of venue for the final was a decision for UEFA.
Premier League: Pep Guardiola says Champions League final not on his mind as Manchester City host Chelsea
The two sides will meet again in European club football's showpiece in Istanbul on 29 May.
Images were broadcast of Belgium forward Hazard cheerfully chatting with his old team-mates after Wednesday's 2-0 loss at Stamford Bridge, which consigned Madrid to a 3-1 aggregate defeat.
Premier League: Manchester City look to seal title as they play Chelsea in Champions League final precursor
A key to both clubs' success has been their strength in depth and both managers could make several changes this weekend after the exertions of seeing off Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid in midweek.
Champions League: 'Glad I was able to make up for my mistake', Chelsea's Timo Werner relieved by redemption
Having missed a sitter when the semi-final first leg finished in a 1-1 draw in Madrid, Werner made amends in the return on Wednesday with the opening goal in a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge which put the Blues into the final with a 3-1 win on aggregate.
Champions League: Evolution of N'Golo Kante, how PSG lost the plot and other talking points from semis 2nd legs
We take a look at the talking points from this week's semi-final second-leg fixtures of the 2021 edition of the Champions League
This is the third year Real Madrid have failed to reach the final and the second in a row they have faced elite English opposition and been found wanting.
Thomas Tuchel's side will face Premier League rivals Manchester City in the final in Istanbul on 29 May.
Up to 4,000 fans from both Chelsea and City could be allowed into the 76,000-seat Atatürk Olympic Stadium, which was originally due to host last season's final.
Champions League: Werner and Mount score as Chelsea outclass Real Madrid to set up all-English final
Chelsea should have ran out far more convincing winners as they toyed with the tired Real Madrid in the second half.
Champions League: 'Hats off,' Zinedine Zidane hails Real Madrid's fighting spirit ahead of Chelsea second leg
Real Madrid have work to do in London after being held 1-1 at home in the first leg last week.
Jose Mourinho's midas touch has faded in recent years and his last three jobs all ended in the sack at Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham.
Chelsea have responded to the barrage of criticism by agreeing to select three supporter advisors through an election process.
Champions League semi-finals preview: PSG looking for big away result; Real Madrid hope to cash-in on Chelsea's misses
Ahead of the second-leg fixtures, let's take a quick look at the major talking points from the UEFA Champions League semi-finals:
The chance to knock Real Madrid out in the Champions League semi-finals is the perfect stage for Timo Werner to prove his worth.
Champions League: Real Madrid's Thibaut Courtois finally feeling at home ahead of awkward return to Chelsea
Thibaut Courtois has against all the odds became one of Real Madrid's best signings in years.
Real Madrid drew 1-1 with Chelsea in last week's first leg at Valdebebas.
In repeat of 2019, there could be all-English finals in Champions League and Europa League competitions.