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Chelsea Reignites Their Old Magic In Champions League Win

Chelsea drew upon the legacy of their past successes in Europe to secure a place in the quarter-finals of the premier club competition on Tuesday. They displayed impressive determination by overturning a one-goal aggregate deficit and winning 2-0 against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last 16.

Prior to the return leg, the two teams’ form couldn’t have been more different. Dortmund had won every game they played in 2023, while Chelsea had only secured a narrow victory over Leeds in their previous seven matches. Nevertheless, Chelsea defied expectations and dominated the game from the start.

Kai Havertz proved to be the hero for Chelsea, delivering a standout performance in a high-stakes game. Although he was initially denied by the goalkeeper and the woodwork, Havertz remained composed and converted a retaken penalty for handball early in the second half, overcoming the setback of missing his initial effort due to a VAR review for encroachment.

Kai Havertz proved to be the hero for Chelsea | jushjush.com
Kai Havertz proved to be the hero for Chelsea

Havertz also played a key role in Chelsea’s opening goal, executing an expert flick in the build-up before Raheem Sterling scored. Dortmund, despite their impressive form leading up to the game, struggled to create notable chances. Marco Reus’ first-half free-kick was saved by Kepa Arrizabalaga, while Jude Bellingham missed the target on two occasions.

Despite the odds, Graham Potter’s Chelsea team secured a place in the Champions League quarter-finals. The manager’s tactical decisions and the team’s performance in two crucial games proved to be successful.

 

 

 

 

 

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