Chelsea qualified for the quarterfinals of the Champions League after an impressive 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday evening.
Chelsea needed to win to qualify for the next round, especially after losing 1-0 in the first leg. Chelsea started on the front foot, but Kai Havertz saw his early goal ruled out for offside before the German hit the crossbar minutes later. On the other hand Kepa brilliant saved Dortmund captain Marco Reus freekick to keep Chelsea in the game.
Chelsea eventually got a goal through Raheem Sterling after the forward received a pass from Chillwell. In the second half, Chillwell attempted a cross-hit on Dortmund Defender Wolf, and after VAR, a penalty was given. Kai Havertz stepped up, but he missed the kick by hitting the crossbar, and the penalty was retaken after encroachment. Havertz stepped up to score the second and send Chelsea to the quarterfinals.
Chelsea headcoach Graham Potter was happy with the win “It was a fantastic atmosphere, a fantastic evening,” the head coach said. “The players were tremendous; the supporters were tremendous.” “It’s a fantastic result on such a big night, and I’m just so proud of the players,” he said.
Chelsea will next travel to Leicester City in the Premier League.