Chelsea beat Porto and open the advantage for a return game in the Champions League

Chelsea beat Porto and open the advantage for a return game in the Champions League
Chelsea beat Porto and open the advantage for a return game in the Champions League
Chelsea beat Porto 2-0 today in the first match of the Champions League quarter-finals in Seville. Even threatening more, the Portuguese team failed to hit the target and was overcome by the English. Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell scored for the “Blues”.

The team led by coach Thomas Tuchel takes advantage of the decisive confrontation, scheduled for next Tuesday (13), at 4 pm, also at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium, in Seville, and may even lose by a goal difference to advance to the semifinal. of the tournament. The teams send the games in the region of Andalusia due to the restrictions of the covid-19.

Porto started pressing, and Uribe came close to scoring in the 11th minute, after a rebound at the edge of the area. The player finished first, with category, but the ball scraped over the goal.

Shortly after, Octávio took a corner kick and narrowly missed an Olympic goal. Mendy made the save and rebounded to Pepe, who nodded for Zaidu to finish out.

Disorganized, Chelsea managed to get ahead with a great Mason Mount goal, at 31. The Englishman received from Jorginho at the edge of the area, turned around beautifully and left Zaidu on the floor. Without a mark, he crossed the ball, in the right corner of the goal, to make it 1 to 0.

Then, Porto threatened again. Pepe threatened with his head, in a cross ball after a corner kick taken by Otávio, but goalkeeper Mendy made a great defense and prevented the Brazilian naturalized Portuguese to tie the score.

The Portuguese team was more dangerous during the entire first stage, and was the one who finished first in the second half. Mendy used all his reflexes to defend a cross from Marega on his knee.

Goalkeeper Marchesín almost made Porto even more difficult in the 14th minute, after Rudiger risked from a distance. The goalkeeper defended and released. On the rebound, Timo Werner pushed into the middle and Mount finished in a cart. The ball went out, but the flag already signaled the offside.

Again with his head, Pepe went up with his head to deflect the ball to Marega, who arrived finishing in Mendy´s counterweight. The goalkeeper stretched to make the defense difficult in the right corner.

At 38, Pulisic invaded the area and ordered the crossbar. Ben Chilwell, for his part, did not miss the opportunity. At Corona’s hesitation, the Chelsea full-back cut the cross in the defense field, disarmed and took off at speed. The winger invaded the area with speed, dribbled goalkeeper Marchesín with category and extended the advantage.

On Saturday (10), Chelsea visit the Crystal Palace, at 13:30, for the English Championship. Porto visits Tondela at 2pm, for the Portuguese Championship.

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