Away goals come to Blues’ aid as they progress to the semis
Updated: 28th September 2022
2020-21 UEFA Champions League quarter finals second leg – Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Chelsea 0 Porto 1 – Chelsea win 2-1 on aggregate
Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea survived a spectacular late strike from Mehdi Taremi as they overcame Porto to ensure a berth in the 2020-21 Champions League semi-finals after a span of seven years.
Porto coming into the second leg with a 0-2 deficit were disappointingly cautious as they hardly threatened the rival goal throughout the game. The Portuguese club who had knocked out Juventus in the last 16 in dramatic fashion, did look intense in the first half but lacked the adequate finish.
They almost scored early on when Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made a mess of a back pass from Antonio Rudiger as the ball went straight to opposition winger Jesus Corona, who fortunately for the Blues, was quickly closed down by Jorginho.
Porto burst out of the traps in the second half, but it was the West London outfit who had the first opportunity to extend their aggregate on the break as an unmarked Christian Pulisic failed to connect properly to Ben Chilwell's cut-back from just ten yards out.
Sergio Conceicao's men showed urgency in the dying minutes when Taremi produced an acrobatic overhead kick from Nanu's cross that flew to top corner beating Mendy all ends up to give Porto their lone goal of the tie.
Chelsea starting XI: Mendy (goal), Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Rudiger, James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell, Mount, Havertz, Pulisic
Subs: Ziyech, Giroud
Porto starting XI: Marchesin (goal), Manafa, Mbemba, Pepe, Zaidu, Sergio Oliveira, Grujic, Uribe, Corona, Marega, Otavio
Subs: Taremi, Nanu, Evanilson, Luiz Diaz, Vieira
Man of the match: Christian Pulisic
Double Chance Bet365 Betting Explained
Placing a Double chance Bet365 bet is essentially a way to decrease the potential outcomes…
The Scorecast Bet Explained
A scorecast bet is an exciting bet that involves two bets rolled into one. [lwptoc…
What is a Halftime Full-Time Bet? + Top Betting Tips
A halftime full-time bet is an accumulator bet in which you bet on which team…
Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur Pick & Bet Offer
NORTH LONDON DERBY PREVIEW The first North London Derby of the 2021/22 Premier League season.…
Liverpool vs Chelsea Preview & Pick + £10 Bet Offer
Liverpool vs Chelsea preview for Saturday's big Premier League clash. Plus get your £10 no…
Top Premier League Predictions for 2021/22 Season
The Premier League season is just 1 day away and I personally can't wait for…