Chelsea forward Christian Pulisic made history in the Champions League on Tuesday night with his crucial away goal for the Blues in the first leg of their semi-final tie with Real Madrid.
Pulisicwas named in the starting XI in a three-man attack alongside England International Mason Mount and the much maligned Timo Werner. As a result, the former Borussia Dortmund attacker became only the third USA player to feature in the Champions League semi-finals.
Visitors Chelsea could have more than one goal in the opening quarter of the game and they were made to pay by ex-French national team player Karim Benzema. The former Lyon attacker warned the Blues when he clipped a long clipped the outside of the Chelsea post with his long range shot before he pulled his team level with an excellent goal shortly before the half hour mark. At that point, Benzema and Madrid were lucky to be at par with Chelsea as the Premier League giants were clearly the better team.
Madrid and Chelseathen struggled to create clear-cutscoring opportunities for the rest of the game though Blues boss Thomas Tuchel would be happy with the away goal from USA attacker Pulisicahead of the second leg at home next week to determine who goes through to the Champions League final at the end of next month.