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Champions League: Azpilicueta reveals only regret after 1-1 draw with Real Madrid

Chelsea captain, Cesar Azpilicueta, has said they should have scored more against Real Madrid on Tuesday.

The Blues played out a 1-1 draw with the Spanish giants in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday night.

Thomas Tuchel’s men dominated Real in the opening stages of the game and should have had up to three goals, but Timo Werner squandered several chances.

They eventually took the lead through Christian Pulisic, but Karim Benzema equalized before the break.

Azpilicueta told BT Sport: “We started really well. We got the goal. We could have scored more. They came back from a set play and we suffered for a bit.

“We knew playing a semi-final against Real Madrid was going to be tough.

“We knew we had to perform at our best level. We started with courage, we pressed well and recovered the ball a lot of times but we missed that last pass or where we could choose the right option.

“The [Chelsea] goal was a great finish with great composure. [Pulisic] is an amazing player. [Real’s] goal was great. [Benzema] is a great striker. We have to beware next Wednesday.”

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