Chelsea lose second leg to Porto but reach Champions League semi-finals

Taremi scores for Porto

Chelsea survived a spectacular late overhead kick from Mehdi Taremi to overcome Porto and confirm a place in the Champions League semi-finals for the first time in seven years.

Thomas Tuchel’s side went into this ‘home’ last-eight second leg – with both games being played in Seville during the current Covid-19 pandemic – protecting a two-goal lead they only briefly threatened to surrender in the dying seconds following Taremi’s brilliant finish.

Chelsea, who will now face either Liverpool or Real Madrid in the semi-final, played within themselves but it was enough to keep a disappointing Porto at bay, the Portuguese side rarely testing keeper Edouard Mendy with their surprisingly cautious approach, which they only cast aside when it was too late.

Mendy’s poor clearance almost offered Corona a first-half chance but he could not take advantage, while Christian Pulisic and Mason Mount had opportunities after the break.

Taremi’s goal was out of character with the rest of Porto’s performance and came too late to alter the inevitable course of this quarter-final.

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Chelsea

Starting XI

  1. Squad number16Player nameMendy

    Average rating

    5.73

  2. Squad number28Player nameAzpilicueta

    Average rating

    6.03

  3. Squad number6Player nameThiago Silva

    Average rating

    5.88

  4. Squad number2Player nameRüdiger

    Average rating

    5.95

  5. Squad number24Player nameJames

    Average rating

    6.31

  6. Squad number7Player nameKanté

    Average rating

    6.64

  7. Squad number5Player nameJorginho

    Average rating

    5.73

  8. Squad number21Player nameChilwell

    Average rating

    6.36

  9. Squad number10Player namePulisic

    Average rating

    6.48

  10. Squad number19Player nameMount

    Average rating

    6.96

  11. Squad number29Player nameHavertz

    Average rating

    5.89

Substitutes

  1. Squad number18Player nameGiroud

    Average rating

    5.66

  2. Squad number22Player nameZiyech

    Average rating

    5.51

FC Porto

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameMarchesín

    Average rating

    5.55

  2. Squad number18Player nameWilson Manafá

    Average rating

    5.52

  3. Squad number19Player nameMbemba

    Average rating

    5.71

  4. Squad number3Player namePepe

    Average rating

    6.04

  5. Squad number12Player nameSanusi

    Average rating

    5.62

  6. Squad number27Player nameSérgio Oliveira

    Average rating

    5.69

  7. Squad number16Player nameGrujic

    Average rating

    5.85

  8. Squad number8Player nameUribe

    Average rating

    5.67

  9. Squad number17Player nameJM Corona

    Average rating

    5.74

  10. Squad number11Player nameMarega

    Average rating

    5.77

  11. Squad number25Player nameOtávio

    Average rating

    5.73

Substitutes

  1. Squad number7Player nameDíaz

    Average rating

    5.46

  2. Squad number9Player nameTaremi

    Average rating

    6.47

  3. Squad number30Player nameEvanilson

    Average rating

    5.22

  4. Squad number31Player nameNanu

    Average rating

    5.39

  5. Squad number50Player nameFábio Vieira

    Average rating

    5.67

Line-ups

Chelsea

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 16Mendy
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 6Thiago Silva
  • 2Rüdiger
  • 24James
  • 7Kanté
  • 5Jorginho
  • 21Chilwell
  • 10Pulisic
  • 19MountSubstituted forZiyechat 86′minutes
  • 29HavertzSubstituted forGiroudat 90+2′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Arrizabalaga
  • 3Alonso
  • 4Christensen
  • 9Abraham
  • 11Werner
  • 13Caballero
  • 15Zouma
  • 18Giroud
  • 20Hudson-Odoi
  • 22Ziyech
  • 33Emerson

FC Porto

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Marchesín
  • 18Manafá JancóSubstituted forChipela Gomesat 75′minutes
  • 19Mbemba
  • 3PepeBooked at 82mins
  • 12Sanusi
  • 27OliveiraBooked at 46minsSubstituted forVieiraat 84′minutes
  • 16GrujicSubstituted forTaremiat 63′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 8Uribe
  • 17JM CoronaBooked at 74minsSubstituted forDíazat 75′minutesBooked at 88mins
  • 11MaregaSubstituted forde Lima Barbosaat 75′minutes
  • 25Otávio

Substitutes

  • 4Monteiro Pinto Leite
  • 6Loum
  • 7Díaz
  • 9Taremi
  • 14Morais Ramos
  • 21Silva Baró
  • 29Martínez
  • 30de Lima Barbosa
  • 31Chipela Gomes
  • 32Sarr
  • 50Vieira
  • 85Conceição

Referee:
Clément Turpin

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Match ends, Chelsea 0, FC Porto 1.