This Tuesday, 24, Chelsea secured their place in the round of 16 of the Champions League, after beating Rennes. Frank Lampard’s team maintained their recent good defensive performances and offensive play style to nullify French rivals in the clash.
The first half between the teams was marked by an excellent match by the Blues, who pressed the ball out, knew how to use their possession, and did not let the owners of the house impose their pace. In addition, the English created the best chances of the initial stage.
The first goal of the match came in a counterattack pulled by Mason Mount, who stole a ball in the defensive field. The midfield made a beautiful pass to find Hudson-Odoi ready to submit and make the first for the London team. In the second half, however, Rennes scored with Guirassy in the 40th minute and left everything the same. Giroud, who came from the bench to replace Abraham at 24 on the last leg, was decisive at 46 to qualify Frank Lampard’s team.