Chelsea secured place in knockout phase of UCL

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 | 0

Chelsea which is the current title holder of English Premier League and so, as the champion they took part in the season of Champions League. They are placed in group C with Roma, Atletico Madrid and Qarabag. But until the last match, they could not secure their place in the knockout round of Champions League. They have played their last match against Qarabag which was the away match. In the match, the defending champion of EPL beat Qarabag easily and so, with one match left the team of Conte Chelsea secured place in knockout phase of UCL. At Baki Olimpiya Stadionu in wednesday night, Chelsea beat Qarabag by 4 – 0 goals.

Chelsea secured place in knockout phase of UCL

Brazilian star Willian scored pair of goals and so, the team of EPL destroyed the club of Azerbaijan by 4 – 0. At the opponent’s home ground the other two goal scorer were Eden Hazard and Cesc Fabregas. However, in last September at the Stamford Bridge, Chelsea made their journey in Champions League by destroying Qarabag by 6 – 0.

However, at the beginning of the match in wednesday, the local team stumbled in the very first time. Willian was fouled by midfielder Sadiqov and saw the red card directly by the referee. So, Chelsea got a penalty and through the spot kick Belgian striker Eden Hazard took the team ahead in just 21st minutes of the game. In 36th minutes of the game, Eden Hazard made a backhill and ball went to Willian and he increased the difference double. However, first half ended with 2 – 0 goals. In 85th minutes of the game, Brazilian midfielder Willian took a strong shot from the 20 yards far and got his second goal in the match.

In the meantime, in 73rd minutes of the game, Cesc Fabregas made the 3rd goal through the penalty. This time, once again into the box Willian was suffered from foul and so, referee gave penalty to the Blues. So, by scoring four goals the Blues secured the match by 4 – 0. In the match, the Blues were ahead of Qarabag in every steps. So, they deserved victory.

By playing five group stage matches in Champions League, with three victory and one draw the Blues are in top position in group C. In the other match of the group, Atletico Madrid beat Roma by 2 – 0 and so, they have still hope to qualify for the knockout round. However, their first half finished with no goals but in the second half, Antoine Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro scored one goal each and led the team to victory. However, now with 8 points Italian club Roma is in 2nd position where with 6 points Spanish club Atletico Madrid is in 3rd position. In last round of the group stage match, Atletico will visit Stamford Bridge to meet Chelsea. And on the other hand, Roma will play against Qarabag at the home ground.

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