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Chelsea lost to Porto yet advanced to semi-finals

Chelsea lost to Porto yet advanced to semi-finals

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Chelsea lost to Porto yet advanced to semi-finals

In the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals return leg Chelsea FC dropped to a 0:1 defeat to FC Porto. Chelsea advanced to the semi-finals with a 2-0 win from the first leg.

In the 11th minute, Chelsea’s goalkeeper made a fatal mistake in his own penalty area and Jesus Manuel Corona would have used the “gift” and led his team to the lead.

22 minutes later, the same player struck from the corner of the penalty area, but the ball went over the crossbar.

The meeting was not one of the most interesting until the 67th-minute without a single shot. Mehdi Taremi headed straight into the hands of the Blue’s goalkeeper and led Porto to a 1-0 win when it seemed that the match would end in a goalless draw he beat Mendes. 

Porto’s Jesus Corona closed down Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy early on but failed to make the most of the keeper’s botched pass. The Mexican winger missed another good chance later in the half when he shuffled past Ben Chilwell in the area only to blast over the crossbar.

Chelsea hung on to reach the Champions League semi-finals with a 2-1 aggregate win despite Mehdi Taremi’s stunning overhead kick in added time handing Porto a 1-0 victory in the quarter-final second leg on Tuesday.

The Blues are in the semi-finals, thanks to the result of the first meeting.

Watch match highlights here.

Chelsea FC – FC Porto 0-1 (0-0)

Goal: Taremi (90+3)

First match: 2-0

Yellow cards: Oliveira, Corona, Pepe, Diaz

Chelsea FC: Mendy – Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Ruediger – James, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell – Mount, Havertz, Pulisic.

FC Porto: Marchesín – Manafa, Mbemba, Pepe, Sanusi – S. Oliveira, Grujić (63. Taremi), Uribe – J. M. Corona, Marega, Otavio.

Related: Rüdiger dismissed from Chelsea training

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