Chelsea got into the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals after over 6 years. The team beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 in the second leg on Wednesday to give coach Thomas Tuchel’s revived team a success.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE VICTORY AFTER 6 YEARS
Hakim Ziyech and Emerson Palmieri scored one goal each to get triumph for the Blues, who have arrived at the last-8 at this competition interestingly since 2014. Ziyech’s objective following 34 minutes against Atletico Madrid based on Chelsea’s 1-0 first-leg lead and Emerson Palmieri got in stoppage time to seal a 3-0 total success. The game was completed by the visitors with 10 men after Stefan Savic was shown a red card in the 82nd moment for elbowing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger in the chest at a corner.
The success left Chelsea unbeaten in 13 games since Tuchel supplanted Frank Lampard as coach in January. He has engineered a turnaround established on a defense that has allowed in just two goals under the German, who drove Paris St Germain to a year ago’s conclusive. “This is another top performance with a merited success,” Tuchel disclosed to BT Sport. It was even after he yielded he had been a “bit frightened” by the penalty scare. “They attempted to press up exceptionally high in the first half however they opened up certain spaces in the rear of the midfield and we could abuse it and afterward scored a fabulous objective. It gave us a ton of certainty,” he said.
HOLDERS BAYERN BEAT LAZIO AGAIN
Defending champions Bayern Munich finished a 6-2 total win over Lazio subsequent to beating them 2-1 on their home turf at the Allianz Arena to advance into the quarters on Wednesday. Driving 4-1 from the first leg in Rome, Robert Lewandowski opened the scoring for Bayern from the penalty spot in the 33rd moment, his 39th objective of the season taking all things together competitions, to for all intents and purposes end Lazio’s expectations.
The German champions took their foot off the gas before substitute Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, having supplanted Lewandowski, added the second objective in the 73rd moment. Marco Parolo headed a late encouragement for Lazio. “It was significant for me that we dominated the match. Lazio shielded as expected but I think the success was merited,” Bayern coach Hansi Flick said.