Chelsea Secure Surprising Victory
Chelsea have claimed their spot in the Champions League quarter-finals with a sterling 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, 7 March.
The Blues turned their recent misfortunes around at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, England, where manager Graham Potter was spotted windmilling his arms to garner support for his team from the crowd.
Neither of the teams held back in the tense first half of the match as a series of yellow cards proved that Dortmund wasn’t going to go down without a fight.
The first goal only came just before half-time, in the 43rd minute, when striker Raheem Sterling broke the deadlock to put the home team ahead.
Keeping up the momentum, striker Kai Havertz claimed the second point for the home side after the break with a penalty goal at the 53-minute mark.
Potter – who has previously been accused by critics of being too passive due to his calm demeanour – was clearly thrilled with the victory and was seen celebrating with his team and blowing kisses to the fans in the nearby stands.
“There was a fantastic feeling in the dressing room. We have been through a tough period and this competition means a lot for us,” the Blues manager said during the post-match press conference.
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