4/7/21 3 pm
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FC Porto and Chelsea are clashing at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in Spain in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals.
Porto is doing a solid job in the Primeira Liga this season, and they are in second place with 57 points, 8 points less than Sporting at the top, and it will be hard for them to catch up. Porto has knocked out Juventus in the previous stage after the extra time, but they got lucky. Porto is now on a 3-game winning streak during which they scored 6 goals while conceding only 2 goals, and they are certainly capable of knocking out Chelsea as well. Oliveira is the leading goalscorer for Porto in the Champions League with 5 goals, and he is expected to be in the starting lineup in this game. Meixedo and Marcano are both injured, and they will miss this match. Porto was hosting Santa Clara in their last Primeira Liga game, and they were the dominant team with 62% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 86% of the correct passes. The score was 1-1, until the 95th minute when Porto scored a winning goal. The final result was 2-1. Porto has already surprised us once this season in the Champions League, and I wouldn’t put it past them to do it again.
Well, it finally happened, Chelsea has lost a game under the new coach, and it was a tough one to watch. Chelsea was playing against West Bromwich at home, and they were better even with a player less on the field. Chelsea has had 66% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 10 corner kicks, 4 big chances created, and 85% of the correct passes. After getting ahead in the 27th minute, Chelsea has conceded a red card, and that was the moment everything went downhill for them. Chelsea was able to score one more goal, but they conceded 5, and they ended up losing this match 2-5. Giroud has been in great form for Chelsea in the Champions League with 6 goals, while Havertz and Werner added 2 assists. Abraham and Musonda are both injured for Chelsea. With 2 nice wins, Chelsea has knocked out Atletico Madrid in the previous stage, and they have proven to be a team with a lot of character, and the team that can play great soccer on both ends, let’s just hope this loss won’t crush their spirits. With a bit of luck, I think Chelsea might go all the way.
Chelsea hasn’t lost any of their last 6 games on the road, while Porto is on a 3-game winning streak. Porto has had some success against Chelsea at home, but I’m giving the advantage to Chelsea in this matchup because they are the better team, and I think their latest loss will only motivate them to do better.