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UCL: The only team that overturned a first leg deficit to qualify for the Quarter finals

The round of 16 of the 2022/23 Champions league season is now in the bag as eight teams secured their place in the Quarter finals of Europe's prestigious competition. No fewer than 38 goals were scored across 16 games with Premier league Champions Manchester City bagging the most goals (8). One of the most entertaining part of this competition is having to witness a team come from a first leg deficit to qualify following a brilliant second leg turn around. However, in the just concluded round, only one team was able to do a second leg comeback.


After felling to a 1-0 defeat at Signal Iduna Park, the Blue contingent of West London needed a fight back to reach the last eight in the second leg at Stamford Bridge.

Potter was under huge pressure after a dismal run of results following Chelsea's huge outlay in the transfer market, but he is hoping the manner of his side's performance and their advancement into the latter stages of Europe's elite competition will deliver a measure of calm and stability to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea fully deserved their win, although they squandered several big opportunities before Raheem Sterling made the breakthrough in the 44th minute.

The goal which settled the tie and overturned Dortmund's 1-0 advantage from the first leg came in contentious fashion from the penalty spot eight minutes after the break. The German side were furious when a VAR review penalised Marius Wolf for handball from Ben Chilwell's cross and their sense of injustice heightened after Kai Havertz struck the post with his spot-kick only for a re-take to be ordered. This time Havertz made no mistake and Chelsea were on their way into the last eight thanks to a 2-0 victory.

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