BREAKING: Chelsea Draws Real Madrid 1-1 As Eden Hazard Play Against Former Club – #RMACHE—-The Genius Media Nigeria reports that 14th minute Christian Pulisic’s was enough for chelsea to secure a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid in the opening act of a two-leg semifinal.
The Blues will return home to west London for next Wednesday’s return leg, needing a victory or a scoreless draw to secure passage to the championship game in Istanbul against Manchester City or Paris Saint-Germain. Pulisic’s strike provided a vital away goal — the first tiebreaker, should the teams finish even on aggregate score.
Chelsea over-ran Madrid in the early stages and should have taken the lead when Timo Werner shot straight at keeper Thibaut Courtois from only six yards – but they were ahead after only 14 minutes when Christian Pulisic kept his cool to steer home a clever finish.
Real were on the ropes but danger man Karim Benzema, who had glanced the outside of an upright from long range, brought them back into the game with a brilliant equaliser, cushioning the ball with a header before sending an acrobatic volley beyond Edouard Mendy in the 29th minute.
Chelsea had the better of the second half but could not carve out the chance to score a potentially vital second. Manager Tuchel will still be very satisfied with both the performance and result.