December 9, 2021

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The key to success is to have a balanced mix of players

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Chelsea players have reached the eighth final of the European Champions League for the third consecutive season. The defending champion achieved the promotion stage before the end of the group stage, thanks to its sovereign victory in Group H with Juventus Turin (4:0).

Interestingly, three of the four goals were scored by children from Chelsea’s youth academy – Trevoh Chalobah, Reese James and Callum Hudson-Odoi. And the victory on time enchanted the magic of substitute German striker Timo Werner, who returned to the English club after being injured.

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“We knew it simply at the time. It is also difficult to score goals for a team like Juventus, but we created a lot of chances. The guys deserve credit for their amazing performances and great results,” Cheer up the “blues” coach. Thomas Tuchel. His team did not find a winner in all competitions for the last time, and the last time they lost in September was Juventus at home 0:1.

Chelsea were enough to advance to the knockout point, but they were clearly behind the win from the start. An important moment came after half an hour of play, when Juventus managed to draw 1: 0 for the home team. Rodrigo Bentancur had a good follow-up to Alvar Murat, who beat Edward Mendy, but hit the ball for Thiago Silva.

At the beginning of the second half, Chelsea launched an offensive hurricane at the visiting team’s goal, and, after two goals in two minutes, decided the fate of the match. After him, there was talk mainly about the performances of youngsters Shaloba, James and Hudson-Odoi, all under the age of 23 and they all scored the same. The 22-year-old Chaluba scored for the first time in his first LM match.

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“Our fans love them. This is exactly what makes this team special, in which not only foreign stars can succeed, but also young people from our academy have the necessary qualities,” Quote Toshila France Press agency. “It is a pleasure to have these guys on the team. I am convinced that the key to success is to have a balanced mix of the best experienced players and talent from the local hatchery.” Injuries to N’Gol Kante and Ben Chilwell, who had to take turns, were a small point in the successful performance.

Chelsea – Juventus Torino.

Source: Reuters

Juventus suffered the highest LM loss in history and the second-highest loss in European Cup competitions. It only turned out to be worse in 1958, when he won a 0:7 disaster of Austrian club Wiener Sport in the preliminary round of the EPM. In all competitions, this was his biggest loss since 2004, when Roma lost in Rome evenly 0:4.

“We tried to close the building, but you can’t leave such a strong opponent vacant for a moment, because they will punish you for that. Chelsea have excellent players in their position, they are a team with an excellent mentality. They have caused a lot of problems for us. We have to admit that and try to improve it” . Juventus defender announced Leonardo Bonucci.

Spanish striker Alvaro Morata, who wore the Chelsea shirt in 2017-2020, has returned to Stamford Bridge. However, he did not receive a warm welcome, and fans repeatedly provoked him and cheered him on reminding him that they were unhappy with his work in the British capital.

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The Londoners top the Group H table with 12 points, ahead of Juventus, with whom they have better matches. The Serie A participant has already made a certain progress after the fourth group round. Zenit St Petersburg, who saved a point on the ground in Malmö, Sweden (1:1) with a goal on time on Tuesday, lose eight points to the leaders duo. The Russian team took third place in the table and a place in the European League qualifiers, and Malmo will take fourth place.


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