Christian Pulisic became the first U.S. men’s international to score in a UEFA Champions League semifinal, as he opened the scoring for Chelsea during a 1-1 draw at Real Madrid in Tuesday’s first leg.
Madrid’s Karim Benzema scored later in the first half, forcing both teams to meet again in next week’s return leg.
“The goal was well deserved and we should have scored at least one more,” Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel said after the match. “We conceded more or less out of nothing and that can always happen against individual quality.
“It was a disappointing score at half-time. We had to stay calm and not lose confidence. The second half was very tactical, you could feel that we are a bit tired. We only had a few days to recover from another tough away game. We have to live with 1-1.”
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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Christian Pulisic scores in Chelsea-Real Madrid Champions League semi