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FT: Advantage Chelsea. Thomas Tuchel will be delighted with his side’s work and the result.

The second half was a bit of a non-event but the second half of the tie next week at Stamford Bridge should be riveting.

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90+3: Chelsea are very nearly there with a job well done…

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90+2: Benzema, who has been quite brilliant, is being given a very late breather. A bit of an odd move given the scoreline?

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90+1: There will be three minutes added on.

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90: The good news is that Rudiger is back on his feet and that he won a free-kick which Chelsea are using well to take the sting out of Real Madrid’s recent momentum.

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88: Rudiger has been pole-axed on the halfway line. The Chelsea defender is down, receiving treatment. It’s not often you see the giant Chelsea centre-half come out second in a collision…

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87: CLOSE! And Real Madrid threaten again as Kroos’ corner is headed just wide – possibly with the aid of a deflection from Ben Chilwell.

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87: CLOSE! Kroos’ drive from distance is deflected narrowly wide for a Real corner…

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85: Better from Hazard as he fires in a cross that is cleared by Christensen and then moments later Hazard puts the Chelsea defence at full stretch again as Rudiger does well to cut out the danger.

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Sky Sports’ Nick Wright:

“Kante has been everywhere for Chelsea tonight – in possession as well as out of it. When he’s not snapping at the heels of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric, he’s charging towards the Real Madrid box with the ball at his feet. A brilliant all-round display from the midfielder.”

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83: Famous last words but Hazard has struggled to get up to pace in the match since his introduction.

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82: Kante drives past not one not two but three Real Madrid players to create a crossing opportunity. It’s cleared but Kante immediately wins back the ball. Great work.

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81: Casemiro takes man and ball to win back possession for Real Madrid. But it’s been a while since the hosts created anything of note.

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Sky Sports’ Nick Wright:

“Real Madrid struggled to handle Chelsea’s speed and movement in the opening hour of the game but Ziyech and Havertz’s passing ability is now giving them a different problem. It’s been a complete performance from Thomas Tuchel’s men.”

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79: FREE-KICK! Varane hauls down Havertz about 22 yards out, just right of centre. Good chance this for Ziyech to test Courtois.

Test him he does but it’s straight at the goalkeeper.

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77: SUBS! Asensio and Odriozola are on for Carvajal and Marcelo. A switch to a 4-4-2 for Real.

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76: BLOCK! Madrid respond by winning a corner. Chelsea don’t deal with the first ball and it drops to Benzema on the volley but a combination of Kante and James just about do enough to get it clear.

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74: CORNER! Chelsea enjoying all the territory. Mount swings the cross in and Rudiger is inches away from meeting it. It drops out to Ziyech who lofts a cross-shot back into the area but Courtois watches it like a hawk and claims.

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72: CROSS! Ziyech makes a fine down the left into space and delivers a cute cross right across the face. Havertz is caught slightly on his heels though and proves the difference of him reaching the cross and being a yard off it.

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69: SHOT! Super possession football from Chelsea. They must have put 40 passes together before Mount turns into space on the edge. He lets fly with his left foot but Varane is across to block.

The subs have helped Chelsea here. Controlling possession.

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Sky Sports’ Nick Wright:

“This is only the 16th appearance of another injury-hit season for Eden Hazard. It’s fair to say Real Madrid fans have been left underwhelmed by his impact so far but a goal tonight might change that.”

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67: SUBS! Hazard is on. Vinicius replaced. Surprising that, thought Zidane may have thrown a bit more caution to the wind.

Also, James, Havertz and Ziyech are on. Azpilicueta, Werner and Pulisic depart.

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66: YELLOW! Tactical fouls aren’t helping the flow. Marcelo swipes down Pulisic, who was trying to launch a counter.

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64: This game needs a lift. James and Ziyech are being readied…

Oh, and Hazard too. Can he come back to haunt his former club?

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61: YELLOW! Kante wriggles past Kroos in midfield and is stopped in his tracks. Clear booking for the German.

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58: This was more of the game that many were expecting. Both teams sitting off and allowing the opposition to keep the ball in unthreatening areas.

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55: GREAT INTERCEPTION! Real work their passing nicely through midfield with Modric finally seeing some daylight. He looks for Benzema in behind but Thiago Silva steps across to read the danger. Sublime, that.

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51: CHANCE! Vinicius has been relatively quiet but nicks a loose ball in midfield and sets Real away on a three on three. Benzema comes off the wing and tries a first-time finish from 22 yards but he strikes the effort well wide. Not his best.

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48: CHANCE! Werner takes too long. Great pressure from Kante to win the ball and he plays through Werner inside the box. He has the run on Varane but takes an unnecessary touch that allows the defender to get back and make a great block.

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46: WE ARE BACK! We have a situation here where both teams will probably take this result. A cagey half? Perhaps. Chelsea have the first kick.

BEFORE BRILLIANT BENZEMA BROUGHT MADRID LEVEL

PULISIC CELEBRATES PUTTING CHELSEA AHEAD

THE RAIN IN SPAIN

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HT: Good battle this in torrential rain conditions. Chelsea have edged it and took a deserved lead through Pulisic, who showed great composure when through on goal. If Werner had showed the same level then Chelsea may have been out of sight, he’s lacked that clinical finish. The same couldn’t be said for Benzema who smacked Real level after a couple of headed knockdowns in the area.

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43: CHANCE! Werner gets into another good position down the right after getting through the Real midfield. He backs Nacho into the box and has Mount waiting for the cross but decides to go it alone. It’s the wrong option. He smacks a poor effort into the side netting.

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41: This rain is getting ridiculous. You can see the water starting to form small puddles on the pitch now and a couple of the players have lost their footing.

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39: YELLOW! Pulisic goes into the book as he stops a Marcelo counter.

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38: SHOT! Thaigo Silva drives forward and thinks the conditions are ripe for a dig from range. He catches the strike sweetly but it’s deflected wide of the post. Real clear the corner.

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35: Different players of course, but you feel the difference at the moment between these two is Benzema. He’s got that ruthless streak that has got Real Madrid back in this one. Werner has looked tentative in the final third, including missing that big first chance.

Go and prove me wrong, Timo.

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Sky Sports’ Nick Wright:

“Touch. Finish. It comes out of nothing but it’s so clinical. That’s Karim Benzema’s 71st Champions League goal and it puts him level with the great Raul. Only Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have scored more than him in the competition.”

GOAL! REAL MADRID 1-1 CHELSEA (Benzema, 29)

This is isn’t your typical Real Madrid goal as they channel their inner Wimbledon ‘Crazy Grang’ football. Direct as you like.

A corner gets played short to Marcelo who clips one to back post. Militao wins the first ball and his header is flicked on by Casemiro inside the six yard box and Benzema shows superb finishing skills from close range to blast it past Mendy.

They haven’t been in the game but Chelsea have allowed them back in. All set up for a cracker this one now.

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28: YELLOW! Bucketing down in Madrid. It’s making for a fast paced encounter. Vinicius comes sliding in on Pulisic who slips as he goes in for the challenge which makes it look worse than it was. The referee still deems it a booking for the Real man.

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26: CHANCE! What are Real doing? Chelsea are finding so much space on the counter. Kante this time breaks towards the defence but doesn’t look comfortable as he reaches the box. He has support and eventually finds Chilwell who reverses back onto his right foot but drags a shot well wide.

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24: OFF THE POST!! Individual quality is the key for Madrid it seems. Benzema decides to go it alone and smacks a brilliant effort towards the top corner. Mendy is at full-stretch but the ball beats him and clips the outside of the post. Quite a hit.

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22: There are more goals here for Chelsea if they pick the right pass. Pulisic is scaring the life out of the Real defence. They back off and he has an opportunity to slid Werner in but the pass is overhit.

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