Real Madrid hosted Chelsea for the Champions League semi-final’s first leg and they drew the clash 1-1.
in Europe’s elite competition for the first time and expected to come out grabbing all the points.
Chelsea have been improving ever since
helped the Blues take the lead early doors and became the first American to have netted in the Champions League semi-final.
However, their lead was shortly equalized when
found the target and leveled the game.
We were much better in the second half, we had much more order,”
“They started strong and are very fast. The result is fair. We wanted to push up, one by one, but when that doesn’t go well it’s difficult. After the goal, we improved. We controlled the game more.
“We’re alive, and we’re going for the second game. We’re happy with what we’ve done, in general. We know we’re good at playing on the rivals’ turf, but they’re competitive. They’ve played 16 games without conceding a goal, that’s clear. They’re in the semi-final for a reason. It’s been a very tightly-contested match.”