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Once again, Chelsea ends the 90 minutes without conceding goals in the Champions League. It happened in the round of 16 against Atlético de Madrid, both in the first leg (0-1) and in the second leg (2-0), and it happens again in this first round of the quarterfinals. Good defensive display from the London team.
The tie is very favorable for Thomas Tuchel's men. The two teams meet again next week at the same Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán to decide who advances to the semifinals against the winner of the Real Madrid-Liverpool clash. As they have played on the road tonight, Chelsea will have the advantage of having scored two goals away from home.
Porto will need to improve their offensive efficiency to turn the score around and try to qualify for the Champions League semi-final, something that looks complicated with the score at 0-2 for the Blues. For the game next Tuesday (13), the Portuguese coach will be able to count on Sergio Oliveira and Mehdi Taremi, two players who could not be in tonight's clash, but who return to the team to try to solve the lack of goal. The two footballers are the Portuguese team's top scorers of the season, with 19 and 15 goals, respectively.
END OF THE MEETING IN SÁNCHEZ-PIZJUÁN! Chelsea take the first battle (0-2) of the Champions League quarterfinals thanks to a goal scored by Mason Mount in the first half and another by Ben Chilwell in the second stage. Despite losing the game tonight, Porto have pressed up and had control of the ball in the opposite half, but the team coached by Sergio Conceição lacked the precision to pierce Mendy's goal.
END OF THE GAME IN SÁNCHEZ-PIZJUÁN !!!
Last chance of the match for Porto. Ball hangs in the area.
Mateo Kovačić leaves and Emerson Palmieri enters.
Long shot of Porto. Sergio Conceição's men are trying to find at least one goal in this final match.
Porto press the Chelsea ball out, but the London team maintains a very solid defense.
Three minutes added.
Chelsea look for the third goal. Tuchel's team does not get tired in this final stretch of the game.
Chelsea is building a good advantage in this first leg at the Sánchez-Pizjuán.
Chilwell opens his locker in this Champions League.
CHILWELL GOOOOOOOL! Porto 0-2 CHELSEA. The Englishman takes advantage of Tecatito's failure, cuts Marchesín and pushes the ball to the back of the net. Chelsea extend the advantage.
Otávio also leaves for the entrance of Fábio Vieira.
Moussa Marega leaves and Toni Martínez enters.
Substitution in Porto. Manafá leaves and Francisco Conceição enters.
Thomas Tuchel seeks to defend the goal defended by Mendy with these two changes, reinforcing the midfield with a pivot like Kanté.
Thiago Silva also takes the field. Reece James leaves.
Double change at Chelsea. Mason leaves and N'Golo Kanté enters.
Marko Grujić receives the yellow card after a foul on Pulisic.
Thomas Tuchel prepares to make a move at Chelsea. Changes are coming in the defensive system.
We entered the last quarter of the game. The match is stopped by too many fouls in the center of the field.
Coach Sergio Conceição receives the yellow card for claiming the referee.
Porto claim a penalty on Marega! The forward is pushed by Azpilicueta into the area and asks for a review by the VAR.
Otávio's cross from the edge of the area cleared by Reece James.
THE MENDY BLOCK! With his back turned for the goal, Marega shoots with his right from the center of the area. The Chelsea goalkeeper stops her.
Marega receives a pass from on high, but Rudiger clears the ball forcefully.
Porto touches the ball between their defenses, but is under very strong pressure from Tuchel's side.
Kai Havertz also leaves and French striker Olivier Giroud enters. New blood in Chelsea's offensive line.
First substitution at Chelsea. Timo Werner leaves and Christian Pulisic enters.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR CHELSEA! Azpilicueta takes advantage of a James cross and almost widens the score with a strong header.
First yellow card of the match. Mbemba wins the card after a tough tackle on Chilwell.
Tuchel prepares to move to sign on his team.
OFFSIDE! Werner tries to take advantage of a rebound after a long shot from Rudiger, but the linesman decrees the German forward's illegal position.
Marega falls down on the ground and calls for a foul. Nothing punishable for Slavko Vincic.
Kovacic tries a filtered pass that Werner was looking for inside the area, but Mbemba clears it safely.
IT ALMOST TIE THE PORTO !!! Luis Díaz shoots a shot from the edge of the area and the kick goes brushing the left post of Mendy's goal.
Porto accelerates the pace of the game.
Corona tries to enter the area, but ends up being intercepted by Reece James. Good defensive action from the Englishman.
James sends a ball into the box from the corner kick. Clear the Porto defense.
Luis Díaz splits a ball with Azpilicueta inside the area, falls to the ground and claims a penalty. The Slovenian referee does not indicate anything and the game continues.
MENDY AVOIDES THE GOAL OF PORTO! Marega stands in the rival area and shoots hard against the Chelsea goalkeeper, who clears the ball.
Tecatito Corona claims to the Slovenian referee a Chilwell foul on the edge of the area. There is nothing punishable by the referee.
Chelsea start the second period touching the ball in their defense and trying long shots that look for Timo Werner.
WERNER HEAD! The German jumps and heads a ball hanging in the area, but the shot goes over the goal. First occasion of the second stage.
There are no changes in any of the two teams. Neither Sergio Conceição nor Thomas Tuchel make a move after passing through the changing rooms.
THE SECOND PERIOD STARTS AT RAMÓN SÁNCHEZ-PIZJUÁN!
For their part, Porto is doing everything it can to upset Mendy's goal. He has had dangerous chances with Uribe, Sanusi and Corona, but the goal has not come in this first half. We are going to see how the Portuguese team reacts in this second stage in which they start with a disadvantage on the scoreboard. A very interesting second half awaits us!
Tuchel's Chelsea controlled the ball in this first half played in the Sevilla fiefdom, finishing this half with more than 60% possession. However, the control of the ball was not reflected in shots on goal, since it has only managed to reach Marchesín's goal once. The goal scored by Mount was the only chance generated by the English in 45 minutes of the game.
Rest in the Nervión neighborhood! Slavko Vincic decrees the conclusion of the first 45 regulation minutes in Seville. Chelsea head to the locker room with a 0-1 lead thanks to a cross shot from Mason Mount in the 32nd minute. Porto have finished more times against the rival goal (8), but have not managed to pierce Mendy's nets. Sergio Conceição's men will need to sharpen their aim to get the tie in the second stage.
END OF THE FIRST TIME! Porto and Chelsea go to the changing rooms with the score at 0-1 for the London team.
Last minutes of the first period. Porto put pressure on the rival with a deflected shot from Uribe that goes for a corner.
Azpilicueta foul on Luis Díaz.
TECATITO TRIES IT! The Mexican finishes off a cleared ball in the air, but the shot is deflected in the Chelsea defense.
The Portuguese attempt a reaction within minutes of finishing the first stage. The defenders Pepe and Mbemba are installed in the middle of the field with the intention of pressing the ball out of the Blues.
Otávio goes deep and sends a high ball into the area, but no Porto player manages to get up high enough.
Sanusi's illegal position on receiving a long pass from Mbemba.
FACT: The London side dominates the ball with 70% possession.
Porto was doing well, occupying spaces and creating danger for Mendy's goal. New mission for Sergio Conceição's.
Thomas Tuchel's team manages to open the can on his first shot against the rival goal.
GOOOOOOOOOOOL OF MASON MOUNT! Porto 0-1 CHELSEA. Jorginho filters a ball to Mason Mount, who enters the area and takes a cross shot to beat Marchesín. Chelsea is ahead on the scoreboard.
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All the Porto players occupy the last third of the field. Pressure from the English.
Favorable moment for those of Tuchel. Chelsea settles in the opposite field, looking for spaces to finish off Marchesín's goal.
Porto is very close to getting ahead on the scoreboard. The Portuguese team maintains an aggressive rhythm in the opposite field, with a lot of speed and balls hanging in the area.
FACT: With today's game, defender Pepe (38 years and 40 days) is the oldest outfield player to play in the Champions League quarterfinals since Manchester United's Ryan Giggs did so in April 2014 ( 40 years 123 days against Bayern Munich).
For very little the Portuguese team does not inaugurate the scoreboard in the Sánchez-Pizjuán.
WHAT A DANGER! Sanusi takes advantage of Mendy's rejection after Otávio's corner kick, but sends the ball well over the goal.
Porto have in their favor a corner kick from the left. Sergio Conceição's team puts pressure on Tuchel's.
Otávio sends a ball into the area and the Chelsea defense clears it for a corner.
We reached 20 minutes into the dispute and Uribe's distant shot is the only dangerous occasion generated in the match.
Porto try to go deep down the right wing but find a solid defense from Chelsea.
Jorginho foul on Otávio in the center of the field.
Marega tries to control the ball inside the area, but the Blues defense clears it with ease.
Havertz center who was looking for Reece James, but Marchesín anticipates the play and catches the ball with both hands.
First quarter of an hour in Seville. Both teams compete for dominance of the game through control of the ball. For now, the best chance of the game has been generated by the Portuguese team with Uribe.
Great combination of Porto's offensive system that ends with a filtered pass to Zaidu Sanusi. The Negerian side cannot control the ball.
Pepe's long shot that goes off the baseline.
URIBE SHOT! The Colombian from Porto hits a right hand from the edge of the area that goes wide.
Marega executes a low cross that finds Luis Díaz, who controls the ball and attempts the shot.
In Porto's first arrival in the area, Tecatito Corona tries to hang a ball into the area. Mendy catches her without problems.
Tuchel's team advances, already settling in the opposite field trying to disturb Marchesín's goal.
Chelsea bet on long shots for their wing players, occupied by Reece James on the right and Chilwell on the left.
Porto have a set piece opportunity. Otávio positions himself for the launch.
Long ball launched by Kovacic that goes directly into the hands of Marchesín.
Corner kick for Chelsea. The first of the match.
Porto wears their home kit, which combines blue and white, while Chelsea are presented in their blue and pink outfits.
Rudiger throws a long ball for Timo Werner, but the German misses the shot.
Chelsea start the first minutes of the game with control of the ball.
STARTS THE MATCH! Chelsea is already getting the ball rolling.
The players are already on the Sánchez-Pizjuán lawn for the Champions League anthem. The game is about to start!
Everything ready for this great match between Porto and Chelsea to begin. Slovenian referee Slavko Vincic will be in charge of delivering justice in tonight's clash. He will be assisted at the VAR by the Polish Tomasz Kwiatkowski.
5. After the victory in both games against Atlético de Madrid in the round of 16, Thomas Tuchel could become the second Chelsea manager to win their first three knockout games in the Champions League. The previous manager to do so was Roberto Di Matteo in 2011-12, the last time Chelsea were champions.
4. Since winning the Champions League in 2003-04, Porto have only won one of their six matches in the competition in the quarter-final stage (1E 4D). Their last victory in this round was against Bayern Munich in April 2015, but they were eliminated 7-4 on aggregate.
3. This will be only the second tie between Chelsea and Porto in the Champions League, and the Blues qualified 3-2 on aggregate in the knockout stages of the 2006-07 edition.
2. Chelsea have won 75% of their matches in the Champions League, and the Blues qualified 3-2 on aggregate in the 2006-07 round of 16
1. Porto have lost five of their eight Champions League games against Chelsea (2W 1E), and only against Real Madrid (6) have they lost more in the competition.
Let's go with some data prior to the start of the meeting!
Since the arrival of Thomas Tuchel to the Blues bench, Chelsea have been a very solid team. Until last weekend's shock 2-5 loss to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League, the German coach had an incredible 14-game streak (10W 4E) without knowing what it was like to lose.
Chelsea and Porto come from signing resounding victories in the knockout stages of the Champions League. The team coached by Sergio Conceição beat Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus in an epic way after a goal in extra time scored by Sergio Oliveira. Despite a 3-2 defeat in Turin, the Portuguese sealed their place in the quarterfinals due to two away goals. For their part, Tuchel's men qualified for the quarterfinals after defeating Atlético de Madrid 3-0 in the overall result, achieving victory in the first leg (0-1) and in the second leg (2-0).
The two teams have already met eight times (1E) for the Champions League, with the London team being the one that has the advantage in this duel with five wins against two wins for the Portuguese entity. The last time they did it was at Stamford Bridge in the group stage of the 2015-16 season, a match that ended with a 2-0 score in favor of the hosts.
The clash that begins at 9:00 p.m. will take place on the pitch of the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium, as previously decided by UEFA due to health restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both the first leg tonight and the return match, scheduled for next Tuesday (13), take place in the Nervionense coliseum.
A total of three titles from the top European club competition will be present on the pitch. The Portuguese team rose as champions in the 1986-87 and 2003-04 seasons, while the London team achieved it in the 2011-12 campaign by defeating Bayern on penalties.
On the Chelsea bench: Kepa, Caballero, Thiago Silva, Zouma, Alonso, Emerson, Kanté, Hudson-Odoi, Ziyech, Giroud, Abraham.
On the Porto bench: Cláudio Ramos, Nanu, Diogo Leite, Sarr, Loum, Francisco Conceição, João Mário, Romário Baró, Fábio Vieira, Felipe Anderson, Toni Martínez, Evanilson.
MASON MOUNT PART AS OWNER! With all his troops at his disposal, Thomas Tuchel bets on the young English midfielder to occupy the Blues offensive line alongside Timo Werner and Kai Havertz. The German coach only makes three more changes with respect to the eleven used against Atlético de Madrid: he uses Jorginho, Chilwell and Christensen to dispense with Kanté, Marco Alonso and Zouma.
DOUBLE CHANGE IN THE ROWS OF PORTO! Sergio Conceição makes only two modifications with respect to the eleven that eliminated Juventus in the second leg of the round of 16. Serbian pivot Marko Grujic enters for the suspended Sergio Oliveira, top scorer (5) of the Portuguese team in the competition, while forward Luis Díaz is chosen to replace Iranian Taremi, who saw the yellow card twice in the clash against the Italians.
Chelsea will start with (3-4-3): Mendy – Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger – Reece James, Jorginho, Kovacic, Chilwell – Mount, Havertz, Werner.
Porto comes out with the following eleven players (4-4-2): Marchesín – Manafá, Mbemba, Pepe, Zaidu – Corona, Grujic, Uribe, Otávio – Marega, Luis Díaz.
We already have the line-ups for the two teams!
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