SEE GOALS Chelsea beat Lille 2-1 for the Champions League SUMMARY and HIGHLIGHTS ‘blues’ to the quarterfinals Champions League 2022

Chelsea will be in the draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Lille 2-1 in the round of 16 this Wednesday at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy, thanks to goals from Pulisic and Spaniard César Azpilicueta.

The defending champion, who had a 2-0 lead in the first leg, did not miss the next step against a rival who embraced his options in the first half, with Yilmaz’s Burak penalty goal, but went to the locker room with a jug of water cold with 1-1.

Pulisic scored that calming goal in stoppage time after a pass from Jorginho, after a first half that seemed to have Chelsea under control but was complicated by a handball from the Italian midfielder. The French team was brave and approached a set piece, taking that penalty on his second occasion.

The chelsea He took a step forward and it didn’t take him long to find the goal. After the break, Lille went back to look for their options, with a shot by Yilmaz and a ball to the post by Xeka, but the punch to sentence was ‘blue’, in another isolated approach, which Azpilicueta did well, his first goal in the Champions League in three years.

Lille vs. Chelsea: this is how they played in the Champions League

Short: Leo Jardim; Tiago Djaló, Sven Botman, José Fonte, Mehmet Zeki Celik; Gabriel Gudmundsson, Benjamin Andre, Xeka, Jonathan Bamba; Jonathan David, Burak Yilmaz.

Chelsea: Eduardo Mendy; Antonio Rüdiger, Thiago Silva, Andreas Christensen; Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic, Kai Havertz.

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Thomas Tuchel’s men, who arrived euphoric with their Club World Cup title, put themselves in the tie thanks to a header from German Kai Havertz; the American Christian Pulisic, after a spectacular gallop by the Frenchman N’Golo Kanté, scored the definitive 2-0 to get a foot in the next round.

Now, everything has changed in the chelseawith the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which precipitated the farewell of owner Roman Abramovich after more than two decades at the helm and which caused the entity’s assets to be frozen, but not on the pitch, where the ‘blues’ have accumulated five wins in a row in Premier League.

Only defeat on penalties in the Carabao Cup final has tarnished the ‘blues’ almost unblemished record, with ten wins in their last 11 matches in all competitions. Tuchel’s men, isolated from the institutional situation, will seek to take another step in Lille without the injured Reece James and Ben Chilwell.

The German coach will have his compatriot Kai Havertz at his disposal, scorer of the solitary goal of the victory over the weekend against Newcastle (1-0), of another in the one achieved at home against Norwich (1-3) and of a brace against Burnley. His prominence has overshadowed Romelu Lukaku, who is still unable to find his place in the team.

Meanwhile, the Short appeals to the epic to try to overcome the adverse result of the first leg, although it is far from the benefits that led him last year to proclaim himself champion of Ligue 1 ahead of Paris Saint-Germain. Despite the fact that he has accumulated five points points in the domestic competition, he is 22 points behind the head and does not even occupy European positions.

Furthermore, Lille will be without one of their best men, Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches, with a hamstring injury. Above, the Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa seems called to accompany the Canadian Jonathan David in search of an early goal that will shake the tie.

Lille vs. Chelsea: schedules in the world

Peru: 3:00 p.m.

Ecuador: 3:00 p.m.

Colombia: 3:00 p.m.

Mexico: 2:00 p.m.

Brazil: 17:00

Argentina: 5:00 p.m.

Chile: 5:00 p.m.

United States (Florida): 3:00 p.m.

Spain: 9:00 p.m.

Lille vs. Chelsea: possible alignments by Champions League

Short: Yard; Celik, Fonte, Botman, Leave it; Bamba, Andre, Xeka, Gudmundsson; Jonathan David, Hatem Ben Arfa.

chelsea: Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Thiago Silva, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso; N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic; Mason Mount, Hakim Ziyech, Kai Havertz.

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