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Chelsea beats Lille and Juventus draws with Villarreal

Lenin Boscaney
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Chelsea beats Lille and Juventus draws with Villarreal – Sports – WebMediums
The 'Blues' beat Lille 2-0.

The first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 was played on Tuesday. The first of them at Stamford Bridge where Chelsea received Lille from France.

The “Blue” team began by disturbing the rival goal through Havertz, but at minute 8, Havertz himself would score with a header when he managed to deflect a ball that came from a corner and thus achieve a partial 1-0.

The group led by Tuchel continued to dominate the game but more calmly with the advantage on the scoreboard. Lille would have one at minute 36, when André shot from mid - distance but at the hands of Mendy. With that marker they would go to rest.

Already for the second half, at 63', Kanté directed a Chelsea attack for more than 40 meters until he gave it to Pulisic from the left sector inside the area and defined when the goalkeeper came out. He crossed it to the far post and thus managed to convert the final 2-0. The 'Blues' win with local authority and take a great advantage that places them one foot away from the next round.

Villarreal-Juventus tie at the Ceramics stadium

Chelsea beats Lille and Juventus draws with Villarreal – Sports – WebMediums
Draw 1-1 and everything will be decided on March 16.

In the same way, the first leg of the round of 16 between Villarreal and Juventus was held in parallel at the Estadio de la Cerámica, a great confrontation that would not go beyond a 1-1 draw.

Barely at minute 1, Vlahovic would give the advantage to ' La Vecchia Signora '. The play originated in a stolen ball by Danilo, who launched a long pass, which was looking for the Serb and he anticipated Albiol and Pau to then take a cross shot to the left post and beat Rulli. 0-1 and a great surprise for the goal just 30 seconds into the game.

Little by little the locals began to dominate the game and all starting from Dani Parejo. However, at minute 13, Pedraza reaches the rival area and gives the ball to Lo Celso, but he is a little behind, the Argentine manages to hit him and the shot hits the left post and goes out.

Another opportunity for the 'yellow submarine' would come at 17' when Chukwueze penetrates the area and passes it to Danjuma who ends up hitting him with a heel, but Szczesny catches him. So they would go to rest.

The same dynamic would continue in the second half and in the 66th minute, Dani Parejo received a cross from Capoue from the edge of the area and Parejo, remaining in a one-on-one with the goalkeeper, hit him first to send it to the back of the net and so get the final draw. The two second legs will take place on March 16.