Chelsea trashes Dortmund 2-0 to advance to Champions League Quarter-finals

Chelsea trashes Dortmund 2-0 to advance to Champions League Quarter-finals

Safiu Kehinde

Chelsea have revived their Champions League hope, following 2-0 trashing of Borussia Dortmund to advance to the quarterfinals.

The Blues returned their 1-0 first leg deficit at Westalfdon Stadium with a resounding 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge to progress on 2-1 aggregate.

Despite a not too impressive start of the match, which saw Borussia Dortmund dominating the field of play, the struggling Premier League club managed to take a lead courtesy Raheem Sterling’s opener in the 43rd minutes.

Graham Potter-led blues, however, found momentum in the second-half as they sought to extend their lead and secure the quarterfinal spot.

The Blues effort eventually paid off two minutes into the second-half following Marius Wolf’s handball in Dortmund’s penalty box.

The defender’s plea fell on deaf ears of referee Danny Makkie as Kai Harvetz stepped in to take the penalty kick.

He, however, missed the penalty kick but a VAR check called for a retake which the German forward neatly converted to put the host into the lead.

Keen on maintaining their lead and preventing Dortmund from levelling, Potter subbed off Atletico Madrid loanee, Jao Felix, for Connor Gallagher with Reuben Loftus-Cheeks, Dennis Zakaria, and Christian Pulisic coming on towards the end of the game to reinforce the lead.

This, however, did not stop Borussia Dortmund from dominated the match as they recorded 60% possession but failed to find the net from their  three shots on target.





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