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Tuchel knot Real Madrid in the European Champions League


The German coach Thomas Tuchel, the technical director of the English Chelsea team, achieved a unique record in his confrontations against Real Madrid, after the end of the two teams' confrontation a short time ago with a positive 1-1 draw, which brought the two teams together at the "Alfredo Di Stefano" stadium, the stronghold of the royal team, in the semi-final round of the current version. From the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League competition


The "Opta" network specialized in monitoring statistics stated that Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea's technical director, became the first coach to play 5 matches against Real Madrid in the European Champions League, without suffering any defeat, with 4 draws and one victory.


The German coach faced the royal team with 3 different clubs. He led Borussia Dortmund against the Merengue in two matches that ended in a 2-2 draw, then led Paris Saint-Germain in two matches, winning one match and tied in another match.


Real Madrid against Chelsea

Christian Pulisic scored the perfect lead for Chelsea in the 14th minute, becoming the first American player to score in the Champions League semi-finals and the fifth American player to score in the knockout stage.


Pulisic also became the first American player to score 5 goals in the history of the Champions League, surpassing Damarchus Beasley, who has 4 goals.


Karim Benzema scored the equalizer for the Real Madrid team in the 29th minute of the match, to raise the French star's score to 71 goals in the Champions League and equal the number registered in the name of Raul Gonzema, the former royal star as the fourth best scorer in the competition in history behind the trio of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. And Robert Lewandowski.


Karim Benzema has now scored in 4 different Champions League semi-finals against both: 2013 against Dortmund, 2014 against Bayern Munich, 2018 against Bayern Munich, and 2021 against Chelsea.


Real Madrid against Chelsea

The second leg of the Champions League semi-final match between Real Madrid and Chelsea will be held at Stamford Bridge, the stronghold of the Blues, on May 5.

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