By Alex Labidou in New York
Chelsea's stars have revealed their excitement at playing at the "amazing" Yankee Stadium as they drew 1-1 with Paris Saint-Germain in the first football match at the 54,000 capacity venue.
The Blues kicked off their tour of the United States at the home of the world's most famous baseball team, the New York Yankees, who moved to their new arena in 2009.
"Everyone that I told that I was going to play at Yankee Stadium was so excited," Petr Cech told Goal.com. "They know about the history that this club has with Major League Baseball.
"You could feel that the atmosphere at the ground was just there."
Yankee Stadium, which cost the baseball powerhouse over $1 billion (£643m) to build, welcomed 38,000 fans for Sunday's friendly.
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"Fantastic experience," the midfielder said. "I've never been here before but I've heard a lot about it and it lived up to my expectations."
Defender Gary Cahill, meanwhile, could not speak highly enough of the stadium and was keen to return to take in a game as a fan in the future.
"I thought it was amazing. I would love to come and watch a game here for sure," Cahill told Goal.com. "It was quite a experience being a part of history, playing the first soccer match here."
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