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Chelsea got the ticket to UEFA Champions League quarter-finals by winning 2-0, aggregate 2-1, to Borussia Dortmund, return meeting of Round of 16 celebrated this Tuesday in Stamford Bridge.
The team led by Graham Potterwho fought and stopped the positive inertia of Dortmund with a gear based on world-class 'cracks' such as Joao Felix, Kai Havertz or Raheem Sterling, continued his good moment of form after the victory (1-0) last Saturday against leeds, after adding six games without winning, and with only one goal in favor.
the amount of Sterling at the end of the first part and the Havertz from the penalty spot at the start of the second were enough to turn around a tie that Dortmund dropped in London. The German team stopped their unbeaten streak short after chaining 10 consecutive victories in all competitions.
At Stamford Bridge, London traffic prevented Borussia Dortmund from arriving on time for a match that had to start 10 minutes late. Besides, the Julian Brandt injury after five minutes condemned the German team at the start of the match, with a Chelsea much more incisive. Even so, the passing of the minutes settled the Teutonic team in the opposite field of play, deactivating at times the game plan of the locals.
The first occasion came in the boots of Marco Reus, who forced Kepa Arrizabalaga to stretch to avoid the first set piece from the front, but the London team knew how to react with a shot to the post of Havertz and with another of joao felix who ran into Meyer. In a frantic end to the first half it was finally Sterling the one who found the goal prize, after taking advantage of a center of Chillwell tol heart of the area with which he equalized the contention.
Already in the second half, the London team finished turning the tie around from the penalty spot. Although, Havertz hit the post with his first pitchthe order of repeat the maximum penalty by the referee allowed the German to score on his second attempt. From there the Borussia took a step forward, locking the English team in their area, but the lack of success ended up condemning them
In the end, the 'blue' defensive solidity, with Reece James and Cucurrella teaching, and the good work of a great kepThey held up the local team in an intrepid game finale. Although, Bellingham and Reyna They did not stop trying until the end, the score did not move again until the final whistle.
Round of 16 / Second Leg
Chelsea 2-0 Borussia Dortmund (2-1)
Stadium: Stamford Bridge
Referee: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands)
1-0 (43 ').- Raheem Sterling
2-0 (53').- Kai Havertz (penalty)
Kepa Arrizabalaga (Yellow, 65')
Marc Cucurella (Yellow, 90+6')
(Christian Pulisic, 83′)
Enzo Fernández (Yellow, 77 ')
(Denis Zakaria, 87′)
Ben Chilwell (Yellow, 90+2′)
(Conor Gallagher, 67′)
(Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 83′)
DT: Graham Potter
Niklas Süle (Yellow, 41′)
Marius Wolf (Yellow, 90+2′)
(Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, 64′)
Jude Bellingham (Yellow, 90+8′)
(Giovan Reyna, 5′)
(Donyell Malen, 77′)
DT: Edin Terzic
(With information from Europe Press)
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