Chelsea played a 1–1 draw against Real Madrid in the semi-finals of the Champions League Football Tournament, with a dominating start and a record goal from Christian Pulisic.
Chelsea initially dominated the semi-finals of the first leg on Tuesday. Pulisic became the first American player to score a goal in the semi-finals of this tournament.
He has increased his number of goals to five in the Champions League and thus became the American to score the most goals in this tournament. He broke the record of DaMarcus Beasley.
Real Madrid Karim Benzema scored an acrobatic goal to cancel a former shot. Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic’s goal in the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals on Tuesday ended 1–1 to balance the tie. After this, both teams tried to get an edge but they did not succeed.
Chelsea got off to a strong start in the heavy rain at Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium and when the American striker Pulisic scored, he qualified. The winners of the Real European Cup were winners thirteen times and looked devoid of ideas, but they equaled a true class moment of Benzema at 29, who controlled a blow to the chest before throwing himself into the roof of the trap.
Chelsea also showed their best performance in the second half, but did not break Real again and then faced late pressure from the hosts, who reached the final on May 5 to reach the fifth when they visited Stamford Bridge in the second leg Time in eight years.
Now on May 5, the second leg match to be held in London has become important. The team that wins will make it to the finals. The second semi-final will be played between Manchester City and Paris St. Germain.
Real Madrid 1 – 1 Chelsea
Goals: 0-1 Pulisic 14, 1-1 Benzema 29
Bookings: Junior, Kroos, Marcelo, Varane, Odriozola; Pulisic
Real Madrid: Courtois, Nacho, Varane, Militao, Marcelo, Kroos, Casemiro, Modric, Carvajal, Junior, Benzema
Substitutions: Rodrygo, Odriozola, Hazard, Asensio
Chelsea: Mendy, Christensen, Silva, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Kante, Jorginho, Chilwell, Pulisic, Werner, Mount
Substitutions: James, Ziyech, Havertz
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