FC Porto vs. Chelsea – Football Match Report – April 7, 2021

FC Porto vs. Chelsea – Football Match Report – April 7, 2021

Chelsea scored two away objectives in a win over Porto to take a decisive higher hand within the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Wednesday.

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Mason Mount fired Chelsea in entrance simply after 30 minutes in a balanced first half for each teams the place he beat Porto keeper Agustín Marchesín with a low line drive on the far submit to take his team to a 1-Zero lead on the break.

Since Thomas Tuchel changed Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge in January, Mount has scored 5 objectives in all competitions, greater than another Chelsea participant.

“The end was medical from Mason,” Tuchel informed reporters after the match. “He has the standard to do that and to do it in a quarterfinal is an enormous step for him.

“He has the best angle in direction of success. He’s open and hungry to study.

“Mason is a key participant for us and I’m completely happy he matches into this position at a younger age.”

Mason Mount celebrates after scoring a objective for Chelsea towards Porto within the Champions League. Getty

Christian Pulisic and Olivier Giroud changed Timo Werner and Kai Havertz on the 65-minute mark as Tuchel’s aspect seemed for a second away objective.

“There have been many moments the place we suffered,” admitted Tuchel. “However we accepted it, that is the way in which it’s at this stage. The spirit was good and it is a superb end result.”

Porto, who knocked Juventus out within the spherical of 16, have been extra adventurous than the Premier League aspect and had triple the quantity of photographs, going closest with a header from veteran defender Pepe that was overwhelmed away by Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy, who additionally repelled an effort from striker Moussa Marega.

Nevertheless, U.S. worldwide Pulisic hit the bar minutes earlier than Ben Chilwell pounced on a poor lure by Jesus Corona, charged into the field and rounded Marchesin to faucet into an empty internet for Chelsea’s second.

Chelsea saved their third consecutive clear sheet in UCL play with the win, having not allowed a objective within the final 346 minutes of European competitors since a 24th minute strike by Krasnodar within the group stage.

“We knew it could be a troublesome recreation. We saved going, we received the objective within the first half and the second secured win,” mentioned Mount. “The job’s not carried out. They will struggle for the following leg and we’ll have to offer it our all. We’ll be prepared.”

Porto midfielder Mateus Uribe mentioned his aspect “left with a bitter style” after enjoying so effectively however having didn’t take their probabilities.

“We weren’t medical in entrance of objective, they’d fewer alternatives and scored two objectives,” he mentioned.

“They received the end result, however we depart with our heads held excessive due to our efficiency and consider we will flip the tie round with our high quality gamers.”

Similar to the primary leg, the second shall be performed at Sevilla’s Sanchez Pizjuan stadium as a consequence of coronavirus restrictions on journey between Portugal and England.

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