Real Madrid vs Chelsea Player Ratings: 8/10 for Pulisic, Kante; Benzema shines for the hosts

Real Madrid vs Chelsea Player Ratings: 8/10 for Pulisic, Kante; Benzema shines for the hosts

Player ratings as Real Madrid and Chelsea played out a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League semi-final at Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano. It was Chelsea who made a sparkling start to the game and should have been in front but Timo Werner failed to convert a glorious opportunity. However, the lead came soon after as Christian Pulisic went on a fine solo run before showing great composure to find the back of the net in the 14th minute. Real Madrid started to look more purposeful after going behind as Karim Benzema struck the outside of the post before pulling his team back on level terms with a stunning finish after a well-worked corner from the home team. The game somewhat petered out after the half-time break as there were not many meaningful chances created by either team, with the contest ending in a 1-1 stalemate. Chelsea will be pleased with the performance and the outcome, […]