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Borussia Dortmundo beat Chelsea 1-0 at Signal Iduna Park, in a duel corresponding to the first leg of the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League. In a first half where both teams had a lot to owe and in which Thiago Silva’s goal was annulled by a clear hand after the shot from a free kick in which he also received a yellow card.
Both teams used their weapons in a match in which Chelsea were noted to lack a clear tactical idea from their coach Graham Potter. For its part, Dortmund expected but nevertheless would not give up the attack at any time.
Joao Félix crashed a ball off the crossbar and it was the last clear situation of the first half that, as mentioned above, would end in white.
Development of the second half between Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund
The second half began with a totally different dynamic and Chelsea in search of the opening of the scoringa dangerous free kick by Enzo Fernández that served to test goalkeeper Gregor Kobel who prevented the fall of his team who was also going to try through Brandt who tested Kepa at minute 57.
But when Chelsea was at its best, Dortmund’s deadly counterattack came and Through a deadly counterattack by Karim Adeyemi, he put the lead on the scoreboard after a magical definition, leaving him alone against Kepa and beating an Enzo Fernández who was left unarmed after a corner kick.
Chelsea tried but without any forcefulness and that is how they saw their chances of equalizing the match in which they will now have to come back in their backyard on March 7 frustrated.
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