Chelsea grab away goal in draw with Real Madrid

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Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea: Christian Pulisic secures Blues away goal before Karim Benzema equalises

Report as Chelsea grab an away goal to hand them an advantage ahead of the second leg at Stamford Bridge next Wednesday; Christian Pulisic opened the scoring before Karim Benzema levelled the tie

Chelsea grabbed a potentially vital away goal in a 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final first-leg tie.

The backdrop of Real’s training ground may not have screamed ‘Champions League semi-final’ but the quality on the pitch was up to the usual standard in the first half with Chelsea taking the lead after 13 minutes when Christian Pulisic rounded Thibaut Courtois to give Thomas Tuchel’s side the perfect start.

Madrid looked an ageing side up against the bright and bubbly Chelsea attack but managed to fire their way back into the game when Karim Benzema latched onto a couple of knockdowns in the Chelsea area to level the scores in thumping fashion (29).