Thanks to National Kai Hanctz, title chests FC Chelsea and his German team manager Thomas Tuchel in the Champions League have made the first step towards quarterfinals.
- TribuneGast Flick sees Hvertz’s hits
- Lille in front of the gate too harmless
- FC Chelsea – OSC Lille: The stations
In the eighth final first leg against the French master Osc Lille, the English club world champion won through a gate of the ex-Leverkusener (8.) and another goal of the former Dortmunders Christian Pulisic (63.) with 2: 0 (1: 0). The blues for the second leg on 16 March (Wednesday) gave themselves a promising starting position.
“With Away Control it would be even better, then we would have a really good upholstery. So it stays open because it is very difficult to play in Lille,” said Tuchel at amazon. “It is a very emotional audience and the role will reinforce itself again that Lille can play as outsiders and nothing to lose, but has everything to win. That’s why we have to deliver again.”
Overall, he saw his team as a “deserved winner”. “We have not admitted almost nothing,” Tuchel added. “Then it’s a bit up to DOWN for us. Let’s have very good phases and then very light ball losses, but we never lost order and defended sharply. That was at the end of the keys.”
From the German national team trio the host was next to Hvertz also defender Antonio Rüdiger in the starting element. Striker Timo Werner, on the other hand, had to take place as well as “Gorgekind” Romelu Lukaku on the bench.
TribuneGast Flick sees Hvertz’s hits
With Hvertz in Lukakus role as a central tip, Chelsea tried at the domestic Stamford Bridge early around clear conditions. The leadership through a Hanctz header after a corner of Hakim Ziyech was already the third better goalkeeping of the native Aachener. Hanctz thus scored his second goal in the current Champions League season – and that before the eyes of national coach Hansi Flick.
“The contact is always there, you always exchanges,” Hvertz said about the tribune guest. “We knew that the coaches are today in the stadium. Of course you are pleased to prove themselves. Even though I know that they also track the players on television.”
In the second game after winning the World Cup title, the seats with the lead in the back was long for the game control. The guests, on the other hand,, in the preliminary round of one of the stumbling blocks for Bundesligaist VfL Wolfsburg, acted towards the front and sought after compensation. But the French did not create a really serious opportunity against Chelseas’s compact defensive.
Lille in front of the gate too harmless
After the side change, the same picture was first offered. The French ran, but did not embarrass Tuchels team embarrassment. In the middle of Lilles’s smartest phase, after a previous relief concept by Hanctz, the decision to Chelseas favor: N’Golo edge laid after a fine pass from Thiago Silva in one’s own half and a run to the penalty area of the guests for Pulisic, and the US National player completed safely.
Lille also fought for the important counterpart afterwards. But with increasing playing time, the OSC actions against the sovereign British, where Werner came into play for the past ten minutes, were also lost more and more precision and purposefulness.
The only run for Chelsea: Shortly after halftime, Tuchel was forced to switch to two. Kovacic (51.) and Ziyech (59.) had to leave the place early on due to injuries. “I have not talked to the doctor about Hakim, I hope it’s nothing serious,” said Tuchel about Ziyech’s replacement at BT Sport. “Mateo would have been to replace at halftime, then I could have made a change more. I hope you are fit on Sunday.”
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FC Chelsea – OSC Lille: The stations
- Chelsea : Mendy – Christensen, Silva, Rüdiger – Azpilicueta, Edge, Kovacic (51. Loftus-Cheek), Alonso (80th Sarr) – Ziyech (60th Niguez), Hvertz, Pulisic (80th Werner)
- Lille : Jardim – Celik, Fonte, Botman, Djalo (76th Gudmundssson) – Onana (65th Yilmaz), Xeka, Andre – Sanches (81st Ben Arfa), David (81. Zhegrova), Bamba