UEFA Champions League: Chelsea lose 2nd leg to Porto but through to semifinals of Champions League

Chelsea vs Porto UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals: FC Porto beat Chelsea in the 2nd Leg 1-0 but still it wasn’t enough for…

UEFA Champions League Chelsea vs Porto: Chelsea advance to Semi-Finals, wins tie 2-1 on aggregate
UEFA Champions League Chelsea vs Porto: Chelsea advance to Semi-Finals, wins tie 2-1 on aggregate

Chelsea vs Porto UEFA Champions League Quarterfinals: FC Porto beat Chelsea in the 2nd Leg 1-0 but still it wasn’t enough for them to stop to make it to the semi-finals of the Champions League. Chelsea survived a spectacular late overhead kick from Mehdi Taremi to overcome Porto and confirm a place in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in seven years.

Chelsea won the tie 2-1 on aggregate.

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Chelsea through to Semi-Finals of Champions League: Thomas Tuchel made 3 changes to the side that started the 1st leg last week. Thiago Silva, Kante, and Pulisic all start. Christensen and Werner were rested while Kovacic missed the tie due to an injury.

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Sergio Conceicao made just 1 change to his team from the 1st leg. His side’s top-scorer Oliveira came back after missing the 1st leg due to suspension. Diaz dropped to the bench.

Chelsea vs Porto: The teams went scoreless at halftime. Neither side managed a shot on target in the game in the first 45 minutes.

Although FC Porto had the best chance of the game due to a sloppy pass from Mendy to Corona. Fortunately for the Blues, Jorginho was there to block the shot before Corona got 1v1 with Mendy.

Chelsea vs Porto: FC Porto scored in the injury time

An absolutely incredible goal saw FC Porto cut the deficit into half in the 90+3 minute. Nanu swung a cross from the right side and Taremi went for an absolutely spectacular finish with an overhead kick as Mendy was rooted to his spot.

The goal reminded us of Gareth Bale’s against Liverpool or Cristiano Ronaldo’s against Juventus. Although it was too little too late for Porto who needed another goal to extend the match to extra time.

Chelsea goes on to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League for the 1st time since 2014.

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