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Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea: Karim Benzema’s strike cancel Christian Pulisic early opener as Blues secure crucial away goal in Champions League semi-final first leg

It ends in a stalemate draw at the Bernabeu in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final clash between Real Madrid and Chelsea.

Christian Pulisic put the Blues ahead with a composed finish, but Karim Benzema equalised with a volley from close range.

Neither side could add to the scoreline in the second half as the quality dipped after the break.

Tuchel will fancy his chances, too. This was his fifth meeting with Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid’s coach, and he is yet to lose. A win and four draws is his record, and Chelsea showed they have every chance of keeping Tuchel’s run going.

This was a fine display from a team vastly inexperienced compared to their opponents. This Madrid team is the most storied and successful in the competition, yet it did not look way here.

Chelsea had the better chances, took an early lead, and were only denied by an exceptional equaliser from Karim Benzema.

Thomas Tuchel and his team will be satisfied with their efforts, notching a crucial away goal that could be decisive in the return leg next week.

Both sides are in domestic action before the second leg on 5 May at Stamford Bridge.

Real Madrid host Osasuna in LaLiga on Saturday, while Chelsea are also at home on the same day against Fulham in the Premier League.

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