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Chelsea Move One Step Closer To Champions League Semi-finals

Chelsea claimed a significant 2-0 win in what was the away leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie against Porto on Wednesday evening in a game that was, like the second leg will be, played at Sevilla’s Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan.

English pair Mason Mount and Ben Chilwell got the Blues’ goals on the night, though the game wasn’t as comfortable as the scoreline suggests.

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Thomas Tuchel’s side kept their eighth clean sheet in nine games in Seville, putting their shock 5-2 defeat to West Brom last weekend firmly behind them as they nicely positioned themselves to advance to the semi-finals.

Chelsea took the lead with just over half an hour played and their opener came courtesy of a fine Mount goal. Jorginho fed the England international, who expertly turned before firing across Agustin Marchesin into the far corner.

Aside from a couple of half-chances, the Premier League side managed to make it to half time relatively unthreatened. Things only got better after the break, despite Porto dominating the ball.

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Christian Pulisic came close to a second when he thumped the woodwork when through on goal, but Chilwell did then double Chelsea’s lead a minute later. The full-back cut in from the left and rounded Marchesin before tapping into an open goal.

The return leg will also be played at the Sanchez-Pizjuan, with Chelsea playing hosts on Tuesday, April 13.

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