The true extent of the excellent job executed by Thomas Tuchel since taking up at Chelsea has been summed up this night, on the again of the Blues’ assembly with Actual Madrid.
Benzema cancels out Pulisic
Tuchel and co. had been after all again in motion a short while in the past.
The Londoners made the journey to the Spanish capital, for a extremely anticipated Champions League semi-final showdown with Actual Madrid.
Chelsea headed into proceedings as slight underdogs, however little doubt assured of their possibilities of an upset, having ousted favourites Manchester Metropolis from the FA Cup simply over every week in the past.
In flip, it didn’t come as a lot of a shock when it was certainly the guests who went on to open the scoring on the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
After a lofted Antonio Rudiger cross set Christian Pulisic free, the American did brilliantly to spherical Thibaut Courtois, earlier than slotting dwelling from shut vary:
Christian Pulisic with an outstanding solo effort! 🔥
He saved his head to take the ball down, spherical Courtois, and end off the transfer 👏👏👏
Chelsea lead! pic.twitter.com/Fi15wVrwXl
— Soccer on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 27, 2021
Actual, although, regardless of having had their backs firmly towards the wall, quickly showcased their expertise.
After seeing out an prolonged spell of Chelsea stress with out conceding a 2nd, the Champions League specialists levelled issues up, courtesy of star man Karim Benzema:
THUNDEROUS FINISH! ⚡️
Benzema smashes the ball dwelling on the flip and volley. Such a medical strike!
Towards the run of play Actual Madrid are degree… pic.twitter.com/byfE5d9wt6
— Soccer on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 27, 2021
And this proved all she wrote when it got here to the goalscoring in Madrid, leaving the tie on a knife-edge forward of subsequent week’s return leg at Stamford Bridge.
Regardless of avoiding defeat and bagging a doubtlessly essential away objective this night, Chelsea will possible be left to really feel just a bit dissatisfied with the eventual end result.
The Blues, for essentially the most half, regarded glorious in Madrid, holding an at all times harmful Actual facet to only a solitary shot on track, while carving out numerous presentable alternatives of their very own.
This got here in no small half because of yet one more tactical masterclass on the a part of Thomas Tuchel, whose midfield press might simply have seen Chelsea two or three objectives to the great contained in the opening half hour.
And, as outlined above, on the again of yet one more stellar outing on the membership’s bench, an perception into simply how impressively the German has carried out since arriving in west London late in January has since been forthcoming.
Remarkably, as Chelsea boss, Tuchel has remained unbeaten in conferences with a minimum of six of the continent’s most extremely regarded managers:
Thomas Tuchel has come up towards the next managers since he’s been in cost at Chelsea:
He hasn’t misplaced to any of them. pic.twitter.com/hnnq3w7Huy
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 27, 2021
Elsewhere, in the meantime, bookmakers Paddy Energy have revealed the impression of tonight’s end result on the newest Champions League winner odds.
Chelsea’s away objective has seen the Blues transfer to 16/5, while Actual sit at 9/2.
Manchester Metropolis, although, stay favourites to go all the way in which:
Right here’s how the outright marketplace for the #UCL now appears
Man Metropolis 5/4
Actual Madrid 9/2
Guess right here: https://t.co/CFZz7bwNQr
— Paddy Energy (@paddypower) April 27, 2021
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