A deep cross from the right finds Benzema on the left-hand corner of the six-yard box. He shapes to shoot, but just as he’s pulling the trigger, James nips in to flick the ball away. Another huge intervention from James! Well, well, well! A reminder that away goals come with no premium these days.
So we’re all square! Real aren’t happy, though, because they’re convinced the James shot that led to the corner from which Rudiger’s goal came wasn’t deflected off a Real boot at all. Replays seem to show the ball didn’t flick off Modric, but here we are.
Casemiro is brought down by Kante, 25 yards from the Chelsea goal. Kroos sends the free kick towards the top left. Mendy saves spectacularly. A save he should be making in the no-nonsense style, but you’ve got to have a few photos for the scrapbook, haven’t you.
Mount swings another one in. Rudiger gets up highest, and plants an unstoppable downward header into the bottom right! Courtois had no chance! Loftus-Cheek does the hard yards down the right and wins a corner. Mount takes it. Real make a meal of clearing the ball. James sends a speculative shot through a crowded box. He’s not far away from finding the bottom-right corner, but the ball deflects out for another corner.
Mount springs the Real offside trap down the right. He tees up Werner, whose shot from the edge of the box is blocked. Courtois stretches to stop the ball going out for a corner, scooping it back into the box. Havertz nearly gets to it before Courtois can spring back up and smother. A foul on the keeper, according to the referee, though Casemiro was leaning into Havertz too. You know what, you’ve seen them given.