The absolute truth that soccer is effectiveness was embodied in Sánchez Pizjuán.
is pocketed the ticket to the semifinals of the
with two claws.
He did not need more to deactivate a
in attack, who doubled him in presence in attack and on occasions, but who suffered for his mistakes, in defense and in the rival area.
It was impossible for him to break Mendy's unbeaten position no matter how hard he tried.
In the exile of Seville, the
wanted to dominate, but the rival came out responsive, fulfilling their role as locals almost strictly.
Without their two best men, Oliveira and the Iranian Taremi, they were released in attack and, especially from set pieces.
They tested Mendy first with a ball from Uribe and then with a tight corner that Otávio wanted to turn into an Olympian.
Chelsea shook off the fright and followed his script: find a way to unsettle the Portuguese.
And that moment was found by Jorghino to filter a pass to the front and that the marvel of control at the turn from
put them ahead.
It was the squad's first goal in the Champions League.
Conceinçao saw his team rise from the canvas.
Nor was he going to give up because the English had shown signs of weakness.
It was a matter of insisting.
He deflected a Corona shot close to the post, which was followed by a Pepe header at the edge of the break.
They haunted the goal.
On the way back from the dressing room, Mendy showed off again, protecting Marega's shot with as much faith as he was right.
And he still got another scare with the shot adjusted to the left post of
The Portuguese installed the danger in the English area looking for a draw they were deserving to take air in the tie while Tuchel propped up his defensive network with Thiago Silva to avoid a scare, and with Giroud and Kanté to entertain Porto.
The play was rewarded when with a counter invented by Kovacic,
fattened the scoreboard.
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