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Watch Willian's brilliant free kick to put Chelsea ahead early vs. Spurs

It didn't take long for the fireworks to start in Chelsea's FA Cup semifinal against Tottenham. By the fifth minute, the Blues had opened the scoring against Spurs with a brilliant free kick from Willian.

Willian lined up alongside fellow Brazilian David Luiz behind the free kick, which Martin Atkinson gave following a foul by Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld. Luiz, whose more known for his rip-it-as-hard-as-you-can-and-see-what-happens approach, deferred to the more finesse-focused Willian.

It proved to be a wise decision as Willian slotted home a beauty past the outstretched fingertips of Hugo Lloris. It might have taken the slightest of deflections, but looked as though it was always going to get past the Spurs net-minder.

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The lead was short-lived, though, as Spurs responded with a cheeky diving header from ace Harry Kane to even things up in the 18th minute. The goals are flying at Wembley, that's for sure.

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