World Tops / Flops Porto-Chelsea: The pretty blow of mount, the insufficiency of Marega
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In-form Mount didn't start the game at Stamford Bridge and though he replaced Christian Pulisic at half-time, the England midfielder wasn't able to avert a damaging 5-2 defeat. Mount, 22, then issued a reminder of his class by scoring his eighth goal of the season in Chelsea's midweek Champions League win over Porto.
positioned on the right side of the attack trio, the British was the offensive the most In view of the London side. First player to be entering the opposing surface (6th), he is mostly the author of the goal that has released the blues (32E)Read also -
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As we know, Pepe - a three-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid - is a master of the dark arts, but even for him this was slightly out of the ordinary. Next, his manager Sergio Conceicao, again unprompted, was on the front foot about cash — or rather Porto's lack of it. © Provided by Daily Mail Porto's Pepe brought up Chelsea's superior spending habits ahead of Champions League tie © Provided by Daily Mail Porto manager Sergio Conceicao was also quick to bring up cash in the build up 'When we go to the field we are not thinking we have spent £25m and Chelsea £250m in the market,' he said.
Mendy Infranchishable is obvious, the guard problem in Chelsea is settled since this summer. The 25 million euros invested on the former Rennais seem derisory with respect to the performance since arrival. Solid in the air as well as on his line, the Senegalese International has disgoled his opponent. Vigilant on the corner returning from Otavio (24th), it is bright on a pepe head that could have changed everything before the break (43rd). In the second half, Mendy interposed twice in front of Marega (51st, 69th) to preserve a seventh Clean Sheet in eight champions league matches, which he discovers this season. The big blow of blues
gallery: ???? PSG - Barça: the notes of Parisians! (Worldwide Eleven)Thanks to their cold realism (2 goals on 3 frames), Londonians are in a very favorable balloon in this quarterfinium. A status as well acquired thanks to their success as their strength, sometimes questioned by the timid assaults. But led by a great Cesar Azpilicueta, captain for blues for the 150th time on Wednesday, the men of Thomas Touchent quickly evacuated Saturday against West Brom (2-5). Above all, they pose a serious option on a semifinal qualification, which would be the first since 2012, when the protégés of Roman Abramovich had been at the end.
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Zanusi too imprecise too easily eliminated by mounting mounting on the opening of the score, Nigerian did not shine on the offensive plan. Its slide leading to an entrance failed center had given the tone (13th). Above all, he has completely missed an end about a breakdown of Pépa a few meters from the goal (24th) and the second post on Corner (52E), while it was every time in the ideal position. Read also -
with a lined with mbled, heroic Parisians terresting Bayern in MunichWerner sinks again An invisible match for the German scorer, yet (almost) tirelessly reappointed by his coach. 14 touched balloons, lower total match for the old leipzig, completely absent from the debate in the first period. When returning the locker room, his head is just lacking while he was in the ideal position (47th). His loss of bullet as a result of futile legs speaks long on the crisis of confidence he crosses (58th). Off-game on the pounded strike of Rüdiger, he is still out of the spot on a great opportunity. After wandering as a soul in trouble for more than an hour, he has been replaced at the same time as his compatriot Kai Havertz, hardly more successful. At both of them, remember that they cost some 133 million euros last summer. Marega did not weigh muzzled by the solid Defense to three of Chelsea, Malian had all the sentences of the world to exist in this meeting. Launched in depth, it badly negotiates his face to face with Mendy on the return of the locker rooms (51st) before grooving again on the Senegalese, following a too soft pivot shot (69th). Much less stirring that his feature Luis Diaz in attack, the native of Ulis would have nevertheless been able to benefit from a penalty following a contentious stroller of Azpilicueta (72E). Discouraged by this episode, he will release ten minutes later, with a sad mine. X1 Tops / Flights Bayern-PSG: Mbed again at the top of Europe, Neuer less imperial
Tops / Flops Liverpool-Real: Imperial Courtois, the Reds Attack remained silent .
© Panoramic Tops Imperial Courtois If Real Madrid joins the last square, it mainly owes it to its caretaker Thibaut Courtois on this match back . While Liverpool had to go back two goals late, Jurgen Klopp players started in fanfare this meeting with two very hot occasions on the goal of the Merengue. The Belgian porter was decisive thanks to two high class parades to avoid conceding the opening of the DEDS score.