Chelsea prevails with authority against Porto

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Chelsea took a big step towards the semifinals of the Champions League after beating Porto 2-0 in the first leg of the quarterfinals, played this Wednesday in Seville due to sanitary restrictions in Portugal.

The London team, who played as a visitor, won with goals from Mason Mount (32), after receiving a great pass from Jorginho, and Benjamin Chilwell (85), after a defensive error from the Portuguese.

The 'Blues' have not reached the semifinals of the top European club competition since 2014.

After the unexpected defeat last weekend at Stamford Bridge against West Bromwich Albion (5-2), the first of the 'Blues' under Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea reacted and although they were not brilliant in their game, it was effective against the opposite goal.

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Shortly after half an hour of play, Brazil-born Italian international Jorginho broke the Portuguese defense with a pass to Mason Mount that the 22-year-old English international scored the first goal of the match from a cross shot (32 ).

With five minutes to go, the 'Blues' took advantage of a defensive error by Porto to extend their advantage and leave the tie almost decided: the Mexican Jesús Corona did not control a ball well in the local defensive zone and Chilwell stood alone against Agustín Marchesín to beat the Argentine (85).

The return will be held next Tuesday, also in Seville as a result of travel restrictions between Portugal and the United Kingdom as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

AFP

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