German professional soccer team Borussia Dortmund defeated Chelsea (England) and moved one step closer to advancing to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
On the 16th (Korean time), Dortmund won a 1-0 victory over Chelsea with Karim Adeyemi’s winning goal in the second half of the 2022-2023 UCL Round of 16 home game held at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany. Dortmund, who won one win first, increased the possibility of advancing to the quarterfinals for the first time in two메이저사이트 years after the 2020-2021 season.
Dortmund, which won the UCL in the 1996-1997 season, is challenging its first championship in 26 years this time. On the other hand, Chelsea, who won the competition in the 2020-2021 season, met a reef on the road to winning the title for the first time in two years.
Chelsea must win the second leg at home on the 8th of next month to expect a come-from-behind quarterfinal. Dortmund, who had been somewhat behind in the midfield battle, turned the tide of the game with Adeyemi’s ‘one shot’ in the 18th minute of the second half. Adeyemi, who caught the ball that flowed out of Chelsea’s corner kick situation, ran about 70m, passed the defender and goalkeeper, and then shot from the left square and split the goal.
Chelsea tightened the reins of the pursuit with Kai Havertz and Joao Felix, but the expected equalizer did not come out.
Meanwhile, Benfica (Portugal) won 2-0 in the first leg of the round of 16 against Club Bruges (Belgium). Benfica took the lead in the 6th minute of the second half through Joao Mario’s penalty kick. Earlier, Goncalo Hamus was awarded a penalty after inducing a foul on Bruges defender Jack Hendry.
In the 43rd minute of the second half, David Neres took advantage of a defensive mistake in the Bruges camp to steal the ball and score a goal, putting a wedge in Benfica’s victory.