UEFA Champions League Quarterfinal, FCP vs CHE Porto vs Chelsea: Chelsea won the 1st leg of the Quarterfinals 2-0 over Porto.
Porto boss Sergio Conceicao made 2 enforced changes to the side that lost 3-2 against Juventus in their last Champions League fixture. Sergio Oliveira and Mehdi Taremi were both suspended so Uribe and Diaz took their place in the starting lineup for the hosts.
Their 38-year-old captain Pepe became the oldest outfielder to start a Champions League Quarterfinal game since Ryan Giggs in 2014.
Thomas Tuchel maintained his policy of rotation as he made 4 changes to the side that won against Atletico Madrid in the Round of 16. Christensen, Chilwell, Jorginho, and Mason Mount started the game.
Porto vs Chelsea: Chelsea gain the lead
It was a lovely goal from Mason Mount in the 32nd minute. The Englishman took a lovely turn against Mbemba to reach Jorginho’s pass and fired a first-time strike in the bottom corner with his right foot.
The ball beat Porto’s keeper Marchesin and hits the back of the net.
Porto vs Chelsea: Chelsea double their lead
Chelsea got their 2nd goal due to an error by Porto’s right-back. Chilwell burst towards the ball and kept running. He kept a cool mind and calmly beat the closing Marchesin to put the ball into an empty net.
Ben Chilwell gave Chelsea the insurance goal they needed in the 85th minute. Chelsea now leads 2-0 and will face Porto in the 2nd leg at home.