Chelsea qualify for the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League
Chelsea on Tuesday became the first team to write their name in the Round of 16 of this season’s UEFA
Champions League after a hard-fought 2-1 win over Rennes in a Group H encounter
Frank Lampard‘s men had to dig deep after conceding a late equalizer but recovered to win the game
at the death.
the blues had begun the contest on a positive note and found the net early in the second half when a long-ranger
from Mason Mount found Callum Hudson-Odoi, who beat the Rennes goalkeeper in the 22nd minute.
Chelsea’s main man at the front Timo Werner had a quiet day at the office and missed two genuine chances to
score. The home team, on the other hand, used Chelsea’s inability to extend their lead to full advantage and
gained momentum at the end of the open half.
Chelsea have been ruthless in the elite European competition this season and are currently joint top of Group E
with 10 points, alongside Sevilla. They have also scored nine goals and conceded just once.
The Blues’ latest win against Rennes was not their best performance, but it showed that this team is not here to
play around. They may be far from favorites to win Europe’s premier club competition, but they mean business.