Last week, a football match between Chelsea and Juventus took place, which literally changed the entire standings and caused a lot of controversy in the media.
For example, the BBC’s Neil Johnston praised Chelsea for a calm and composed game following the defeat to West Brom.
It was the perfect response after last weekend’s poor performance. A strong, determined and professional performance against the team that knocked out Juventus in the previous round.
For his part, Mr Tuchel responded to the West Brom turmoil with five replacements, and Antonio Ruediger was among those who returned to the squad, despite his heated row with Kepa Arrisabalaga.
Ruediger played an important role in a solid defensive line that allowed Porto to create only a few chances, and none of them were realized.
Edouard Mendy, on the other hand, used his quick feet to deflect Moussa Marega’s shot, while Luis Diaz, who scored for Manchester City in the group stage, could have scored with a shot from outside the box.
Of course, many people think that the result of the match was very unfair, but football is about goals. The Chelsea team played a very good game, played reliably in defense and attacked dangerously. The players showed great football. We know Chelsea’s strengths. They have replaced Pulisic, Giroud, Kante and Thiago Silva, they have a lot of different players, but we were better than Chelsea. However, the moral victory is not taken into account, the result is important.
Juventus also created a few chances, but did not realize them. Only the first match of the current championship has been played so far, and we will definitely believe in the best.
At the other end of the field, Timo Werner and Cesar Aspilicueta missed opportunities to increase the lead after Mason Mount opened the scoring. The winning point was put only in the 85th minute-Ben Chilwell calmly broke into the penalty area, went away from the goalkeeper and hit the empty net, providing his team with a solid victory.
But under the circumstances, it was a great result and a great performance. Most teams at this stage of the tournament have a serious threat in attack: Mo Salah, Erling Holann, Vinicius Junior, Kylian Mbappe. Chelsea are different in this respect.