Another superlative performance saw Chelsea advanced to the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday after defeating Lille 2-1 on the night (4-1 on aggregate).
Burak Yilmaz scored from the penalty spot to cut the Blues’ two-goal first-leg lead, but Christian Pulisic quickly restored it and Cesar Azpilicueta sealed the match.
On 38 minutes, Yilmaz scored a penalty to put the hosts ahead 1-0. After a penalty was given via VAR review for a Jorginho handball, the Lille captain showed no fear from the penalty spot, dispatching a stunning spot-kick.
Pulisic scored a key goal for Chelsea on the stroke of half-time, bringing Chelsea level at 1-1. With his goal, the USA international secured a 3-1 lead on aggregate, with the half-time whistle coming right after his beautiful finish.
Lille put pressure on Chelsea as they tried to cut the lead in half, and they hit the post midway through the second half. Thomas Tuchel’s team, on the other hand, scored once more to secure their spot in the quarter-finals.
Chelsea captain Azpilicueta headed in Mason Mount’s cross to give the Blues a 2-1 lead and a 4-1 aggregate advantage.
One Man was outstanding in today’s win for Thomas Tuchel’s side.USA & Chelsea Winger, Christian Pulisic was named the man of the match by UEFA after his fantastic performance for the London based outfit against the French Ligue 1 outfit.