Chelsea FC made themselves big tonight after they managed to draw Real Madrid at the Alfredo Di Stefano in the 1st leg of the 2020/2021 UEFA Champions League semi-finals. The Blues went back to England with a huge and vital away goal which they will build on when they welcome The Los Blancos to Stamford Bridge for the return leg next week.
Honestly, every Chelsea player deserves some accolades for their resilience and their impressive display against Madrid tonight, however, Dailysoccer has identified 3 players that made it possible for Chelsea to hold Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw. Let's take a look at these 3 players below.
Cristian Pulisic fired Chelsea into an early lead after finishing off a perfect long pass from Antonio Ruediger in the 14th minute. Pulisic's early goal gave Chelsea more confidence and more courage to confront Real Madrid which is a more reason why the American should be praised for tonight's draw against Madrid.
2. Ngolo Kante
Ngolo Kante's standout performance and world-class display against Real Madrid should not be overlooked. The Frenchman made Chelsea look like a club that really wants to challenge for the Champions League title as his tackles, interceptions, passes, and deadly runs against Real Madrid were second to none.
3. Antonio Ruediger
Just as everyone expected, Antonio Ruediger was very solid against Real Madrid and I think every Chelsea fan should praise him for that. Apart from assisting Pulisic's goal, Ruediger made Chelsea's defense more organized and more rigid, making Madrid attackers less threatening.
Apart from the above players, which other Chelsea players do you think should be praised for tonight's 1-1 draw against Real Madrid?
Also, as a Chelsea fan, do you think Chelsea can crash Real Madrid out of the Champions League?
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