Chelsea lost to FC Porto but officially qualified for the semifinals of their UEFA Champions League on away goal advantage. Thomas Tuchel's Chelsea was not at their best as they struggled to cope with Porto's attacking play. Porto scored late in the game to cruise to a hard-fought win at the Ramon Sanchez Stadium in Sevilla.
Due to some restrictions, Chelsea and Porto played their Champions League quarterfinals fixtures on neutral ground in Spain. Ramon Sanchez Stadium is the official home Stadium for Sevilla FC and Chelsea have already won big in the Stadium this season. This was Chelsea third match at the Ramon Sanchez Stadium in this season's UEFA Champions League after defeating Sevilla 4-0 and 2-0 and lost the 1-0 and the third encounter.
Today's game saw Chelsea officially progress to the semifinals where they will face the winner between Real Madrid and Liverpool match.
An wasn't a good performance from Chelsea per se but they were able to fend off any form of a comeback from Porto to progress to the next round of the UEFA Champions League.
With due respect, Chelsea didn't deserve to qualify for the next round as they were not the better side in today's game and also in the first leg. They were just lucky to have qualified and may struggle when they face Real Madrid or Liverpool.
To say the truth, Thomas Tuchel has successfully improved Chelsea side since he took over from Frank Lampard. He has turned Chelsea from a struggling team to a force to be reckoned in the Premier League and champions league but can Chelsea beat Real Madrid or Liverpool? We will find out soon
Fans reactions, comments and feelings.
A shambolic performance like today's match will always annoy the fans and they will have a lot to say. Today's game wasn't an exception as Chelsea fans were disappointed in the team's performance and more disgusted for losing the game in the dying minute of the game.
Chelsea's unbeaten run in the Champions League has been ended by a late Mehdi Taremi goal in the 90th minute of the game and Chelsea fans are not happy with the team's performance especially Reece James own.
One Chelsea fan wrote:
_Reece James killed us today, everything he did was rubbish. I have said this before he ain't Chelsea Quality and should be replaced with Hudson Odoi_
See their reactions below;
Do agree that Reece James wasn't good enough in today's game?
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