Champions League semi-finals: Highlights and reports from both first legs

The first legs of the Champions League semi-finals are in the books as we discover who will make the 2021 final at the Ataturk Stadium on May 29.

By Robert Cottingham Published: 28 April 2021 - 10.45pm

The Champions League semi-finals got underway this week as Real Madrid clashed with Chelsea on Tuesday before Paris Saint-Germain took on Man City on Wednesday.

Read on, or jump to the game of your choice, for highlights and reports of both semi-final first legs with each game exclusively live on BT Sport.

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Tuesday 27 April

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea

 

Wednesday 28 April

Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Man City

Tuesday 27 April

Real Madrid 1-1 Chelsea - Watch replay

Christian Pulisic’s fine strike handed Chelsea a 1-1 Champions League semi-final first leg draw at Real Madrid on a sodden night where Timo Werner spurned two gilt-edged chances.

Karim Benzema’s peerless exhibition of clinical marksmanship rescued the draw for a Real side muddled by a change of formation and the Blues’ technical and tactical acumen.

Pulisic became the first man to score past former Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois in six hours and 44 minutes, as the Blues enjoyed a stellar opening.

Werner’s flimsy finish allowed Courtois to produce a short-range save when the Germany forward should have powered into the net.

Full match report

Paris Saint-Germain 1-2 Manchester City - Watch replay

Manchester City produced a superb second-half fightback to claim a 2-1 advantage after the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against 10-man Paris St Germain in Paris.

The Premier League leaders were stung by an early Marquinhos goal as the hosts dominated the first half of a high-quality encounter at the Parc des Princes.

They responded brilliantly with Kevin De Bruyne equalising after 64 minutes and Riyad Mahrez firing home a free-kick soon after.

Full match report