Chelsea bounced off a few days of testing and won the first leg of the quarterfinals, which beat Porto in the Champions League.
Mason Mount’s clever turns and finishes in the first half helped bring a welcome to blues manager Thomas Tuchel after a big defeat to West Brom on Saturday. Training ground case Between teammates Kepa Arrizabalaga and Antonio Rudiger.
Ben Chilwell added in the second half, shortly after the replacement Christian Pulisic hit the bar after Corona’s mistake.
Chelsea scored five goals against West Brom and created a stubborn defensive performance to achieve the seventh shutout in nine European games this season.
An important block of skipper Cesar Azpilicueta denied Corona before Edouard Mendy locked out Pepe’s header.
At Ramon Sanchez-Fan Stadium in Seville, Spain, with both feet of this tie due to restrictions on the movement of the coronavirus between Portugal and the United Kingdom, this was Porto’s “home” game. In short, Chelsea’s two away goals put him in pole position before his second leg next Tuesday.
Resilient Chelsea show their grit
This was the perfect reaction by Chelsea after the embarrassment of last weekend-a resilient, determined professional performance against the team that eliminated Juventus in the previous round.
Tuchel responded by making five changes to West Brom’s Shuraba, with Rudiger among the recalled ones, despite the “hot” line with Arrizabalaga.
Rudiger played his role in the impressive Chelsea rearguard display, and Porto opened up several opportunities without finding a way.
Mendy used his feet to lock out Moussa Marega, and Luis Diaz, who played against Manchester City on the group stage, approached from outside the penalty area.
Meanwhile, Timo Werner and Azpilikueta have a chance to extend the lead after Chilwell’s decisive second (composed finish after plunging into the penalty area) scored Mount before giving a handsome victory to his side. I missed.
Details to follow.
- 18ManafayankoInstead ofConceiçãoso 83 minutesMinutes
- 19MubembaBook in 63 minutes
- 17JM Corona
- 16GrujićBook in 79 minutes
- twenty fiveOtabioInstead ofVieiraso 83 minutesMinutes
- 11MaregaInstead ofMartinezso 83 minutesMinutes
- FourMonteiro Pintreite
- 14Morais Ramos
- twenty oneSilva Baro
- twenty threeNetropes
- 28Felipe Anderson
- 30Delima Barbosa
- twenty fourJamesInstead ofThiago Silvaso 80 minutesMinutes
- 17KovacicInstead ofEmersonso 90 + 2′Minutes
- twenty oneChilwell
- 19mountInstead ofSingingso 80 minutesMinutes
- 11WernerInstead ofPulisicso 65 minutesMinutes
- 29HavertzInstead ofGiroudso 65 minutesMinutes
- 6Thiago Silva
- 20Hudson Odoi
- twenty twoZiyech
The match is over, FC Porto 0, Chelsea 2.
The second half ends with FC Porto 0 and Chelsea 2.
Offside, FC Porto. Fabio Vieira tried a through ball, but Chancel Mbemba was caught offside.
A foul by Andreas Christensen (Chelsea).
Luis Diaz (FC Porto) kicks FK in half of the attack.
Substitute, Chelsea. Emerson replaces Mateo Kovacic.
goal! FC Porto 0, Chelsea 2. Ben Chilwell (Chelsea)’s right foot shot from a very close distance to the lower right corner.
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) shot from the right side of the box with his right foot and hit the right post. Mateo Kovacic assists with a through ball.
Alternative, FC Porto. Fabio Vieira replaces Otabio.
Alternative, FC Porto. Toni Martinez replaces Moussa Marega.
Alternative, FC Porto. Francisco Conceison replaces Wilson Manafá.
Substitute, Chelsea. Thiago Silva replaces Reece James.
Substitute, Chelsea. N’Golo Kanté replaces Mason Mount.
Marko Grujić (FC Porto) displayed a bad foul yellow card.
Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) kicks the FK in a defensive half.
A foul by Marko Grujić (FC Porto).
A foul by Ben Chilwell (Chelsea).
Corona (FC Porto) kicks the FK in a defensive half.
Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) kicks the FK in a defensive half.
Foul of Mateus Uribe (FC Porto).
Porto 0-1 Chelsea: Mason Mount scores first Champions League goal
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