Seventy-one per cent of the earth is water. The remaining is roofed by N’Golo Kante.
The Frenchman delivered a midfield masterclass throughout Chelsea’s 1-1 draw at Actual Madrid within the first leg of their Champions League semi-final.
Generally known as maybe soccer’s best engine, simply watching Kante on Tuesday night time would’ve left you gasping for air.
And it wasn’t simply in defence. An ageing Madrid facet, that includes the likes of Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Marcelo, had been left chasing Kante’s shadow for many of the sport.
Actually, the Chelsea star accomplished extra profitable dribbles (6) than your complete Madrid crew put collectively (5).
Previously infamous dribbler Eden Hazard, now on the Bernabeu, would have been pleased with these stats in his Stamford Bridge days.
Kante’s former Blues midfield accomplice Cesc Fabregas tweeted through the sport: “N’Golo has all the time been a giant sport participant. By no means doubt him. He gamers for 2.”
With the assistance of Kante, Chelsea had been far superior to Madrid on the night time, and the slight benefit of their away objective may have been far better.
Kante himself was responsible of wastefulness within the remaining third, however whereas we’ll let him off, Timo Werner merely needed to rating from six yards out when he fired straight at Thibaut Courtois.
Ultimately, an outstanding objective from Christian Pulisic was cancelled out by an equally spectacular equaliser by Karim Benzema throughout an exciting first-half.
The second-half was primarily simply Kante working round everybody.