Chelsea (England) advanced to the quarterfinals of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) with a come-from-behind play against Borussia Dortmund (Germany) at home.
Chelsea won 2-0 thanks to consecutive goals from Raheem Sterling and Kai Havertz in the 2022-2023 UCL round of 16 second leg home game held at Stamford Bridge in London, England on the 8th (Korean time).
In the first match held in Dortmund on the 16th of last month, Chelsea, who gave up the winning goal to Karim Adeyemi and took on the burden of losing 0-1, succeeded in turning it around at home and advanced to the quarterfinals of the UCL for the third consecutive year.
Chelsea won the second UCL championship in the 2020-2021 season, and lost to Real Madrid (Spain) in a penalty shootout in the quarterfinals in the 2021-2022 season.
This season, after passing the group stage as first place in Group E, they beat Dortmund in the round of 16 and continued their challenge to regain the top spot for the first time in two years.
On the other hand, Dortmund’s challenge to win the UCL 26 years after the 1996-1997 season has stopped. 카지노사이트
On this day, Chelsea, with Joao Felix, Havertz, and Sterling in the starting lineup, balanced the combined score with Sterling’s goal in the 43rd minute of the first half.
Ben Chilwell’s low cross from the left flank and Sterling’s attempt to connect with a left-footed non-stop shot from the center of the penalty area didn’t quite hit, but Sterling later broke through the defense and hit a right-footed shot to shake the net.
Chelsea got a penalty kick for a handball foul in the 4th minute of the second half and took a golden opportunity to turn the tide, but kicker Havertz’s left-footed shot hit the right post and swallowed regret.
However, it was confirmed that players from both teams had entered the penalty area before Havertz shot, so Havertz was given another chance, and Havertz’s shot, aiming for the right corner of the goal with his left foot again, went accurately this time and Chelsea succeeded in reversing did.
Chelsea, who suffered from sluggishness in the English Premier League (EPL) for a while, also tasted the joy of the first multi-goal game in 2023 with Havertz’s goal.
Benfica (Portugal) defeated Club Brugge (Belgium) 5-1 at home, won the first leg (2-0) and won 7-1 on aggregate to advance to the quarterfinals.
Benfica entered the UCL quarterfinals for the second consecutive year following last season.
Benfica’s Gonzalo Hamus, who played for Portugal at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, scored multiple goals in the first half and in the 12th minute of the second half, and also scored an assist for Hafa Silva’s opening goal in the 38th minute of the first half.