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Real Madrid vs Chelsea, Champions League: Christian Pulisic set a new United States record

Captain America was key in Chelsea's draw in Madrid. 

Christian Pulisic
Christian Pulisic

Advantage for the Blues in the first match. For the first leg of the Champions League semi-finals, Real Madrid and Chelsea drew 1-1 in Spain, so the visit was better off, which will seek to seal its place in the final next week at home. Christian Pulisic became the first American player to score against Real Madrid. In addition, he also became the first North American to score in a Champions League semi-final.

Christian Pulisic

The first half played in Valdebebas was very attractive, since both teams went in search of the rival goal. Those led by Thomas Tuchel put pressure on the rival field and took advantage of some imbalances in the line of 3 that Zinedine Zidane. Timo Werner had a very clear opportunity as soon as the game started, but Courtois was attentive and covered the shot.

At 14 minutes, after a good long pass from Antonio Rüdiger, Christian Pulisic struck between Militao and Varane, went hand in hand with the rival goalkeeper, eluded him and defined from the right to mark the 1-0 partial for Chelsea. Key for the Blues to dominate the rhythm of the game was N´Golo Kanté, who had a great performance and was the owner of the midfield at Alfredo Di Stéfano.

Little by little, Real Madrid began to have a little more the ball and have chances to tie the score. Karim Benzema, with a left foot from outside the area, popped goalkeeper Mendy's left post. The French forward would have his revenge, since at 29, after a cross from Marcelo, Casemiro lowered the ball and Benzema, with his head, adjusted it to get a nice volley shot and score 1-1.

Few emotions

For the second half, already with an intense rain, the party declined. Chelsea did not have the same intensity as in the first 45 minutes, while the homeowner tried but failed to reach the rival goal in danger and, as time passed, it seemed that the result conformed both teams.

Despite the changes proposed by the coaches, the scoreboard did not move and everything will be defined in London next Wednesday. Of course, the advantage is the English team, since winning or with a goalless draw, they will get into the Champions League final after 9 seasons. Of course, you never have to give up the Merengue, which is more than used to these instances.

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