Real Madrid and Chelsea tied in the first leg of the semi-final. Benzema obscured Pulisic’s goal. So the difference is yet to happen in London next week. Eden let Hazard raid his club for half an hour.
Real Madrid – Chelsea in short:
- Key moment: Half an hour later, Benzema takes care of an unexpected draw at that moment. A vital goal for Zidane and his companions.
- Man of the Match: In a match without a real star, as is often the case, there was very little to be said about Kante’s metronome performance.
- An amazing statistic: After tonight, Benzema scored 71 goals in the Champions League. Only Cristiano Ronaldo, Lewandowski and Messi are the best.
Early termination guarantees a pleasant first half
A few minutes after the opening minutes ended, Werner signed his first big chance. He kicked the German very soon, but encountered an amazing backlash in the leg from Courtois.
Moments later she was injured. Pulisic was sent deep, kept calm and overtaken Courtois himself. Thus, the vital goal was a reality early on. Everything seemed to dominate the visitors and they were playing well at times under pressure.
However, this was beyond the inevitable Benzema. The French striker hit the post first, but then scored the equalizer half an hour later. After examining the chest, hit the skin at the target.
After that everything became a lot more conservative. Meanwhile, rain was falling from the sky in the Spanish capital.
Hazard could not distinguish himself in the weak second half
In the second half everything was much less. The result was very difficult play and very few goalscoring opportunities were played.
After only an hour had passed, Hazard was allowed to appear. The Red Devil could never make his mark on the team as he made beautiful weather for 7 years.
Then the substitutes at Chelsea showed more initiative, but they also could not open the match. There was fear of losing, and the score remained 1-1.
Looking at the second leg, everything remains possible, although Chelsea will be particularly satisfied with this result.