Chelsea defeated FC Porto in the UEFA Champions League quarter finals stage at the Sevilla stadium on Thursday night. This was the first leg of the tie which is being played out at a neutral location due to Covid 19 regulations. The blues fans will be extremely happy that they are going in with a 2-0 lead ahead of the second leg.
Mason Mount’s goal makes the difference
In a lacklustre performance in the first half, Chelsea’s golden moment came from a piece of individual brilliance from attacking midfielder Mason Mount. The youngster is rightfully proving all his critic’s wrong after scoring in yet another crucial game.
Mason Mount took the ball from Azpillecueta first time and performed a brilliant turn to completely bamboozle the defender. From there onwards he had a clear sight on goal and he thundered a shot in with his right foot. Many may argue that the goalkeeper should’ve done better but Chelsea fans won’t care.
FC Porto had a good chance from a corner in the final moments of the first half as defender Pepe got on the end of one. He forced Eduoard Mendy to dive onto his left and make a crucial save.
Ben Chilwell wraps it up for the Blues
Eduoard Mendy was once again called into action as Marega pounced onto Antonio Rudiger and was through on goal. However Mendy closes down the angle for the shot.
Antonio Rudiger looked to compensate his mistake as he shot a fierce one from outside the box which Marchesin managed to save. Timo Werner headed wide on the rebound.
Thomas Tuchel made a host of changes with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz coming off for Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic. N’golo Kante came on for Mason Mount and Reece James made way for Thiago Silva.
Ben Chilwell managed to seal off the game after successfully catching Jesus Corona off guard. The left back ran on goal before going past the goalkeeper and slotting the ball home into an empty net.