Guided by the realism of the Blues, Lille failed in their performance – Dbrief and COMMENTS from the players (Lille 1-2 Chelsea)

Due to the realism of Chelsea, Lille lost 1-2 at home in the knockout phase of the Champions League this Wednesday. Despite a good game, LOSC leaves the European stage tonight.

The disappointment of Lille Xeka

No wonder for Lille. Beaten 0-2 in the first leg, LOSC was again defeated by Chelsea (1-2) in the knockout phase of the Champions League this Wednesday. The northern club played a good game, but success was not on their side tonight…

The cold shower before the break

Lille started the match well. If possession favored the Blues, it was LOSC who proved to be the most dangerous in the first twenty minutes with three shots. But the image of Yilmaz batting at Thiago Silva and then sending a free kick over the goal, the Dogues narrowly missed in the final gesture to alarm Mendy and open the score.

After more than twenty minutes, the rhythm imposed by Lille gradually wore out as the London team took advantage of their possession phases to turn the ball around and calm the game. Blues, who conceded a penalty for a hand by Jorginho in his area! And Yilmaz didn’t let this chance to beat Mendy pass by (1-0, 38th). But while the LOSC thought beforehand to finish the first period with this goal, Pulisic equalized just before half time (1-1, 45th + 3)…

The LOSC is not painted…

Fate was held for Lille in the second period as Celik and Botman had to come out injured on the hour, as Xeka missed the chance to restore the advantage to LOSC with a header that hit Mendy’s post… Mastiffs just had missed their target. chance in this game. She has previously sided with Chelsea, much more realistically, who benefited from Azpilicueta’s knee recovery after a cross from Mount (1-2, 71st). Maximum efficiency for Chelsea, who had scored their two goals on their first two shots on target. And the end of hope for Lille who can leave the C1 with his head held high despite everything.

The score of the match: 6/10

A good first period, pace, despite a fairly low number of chances. This didn’t stop the two teams from effectively shaking the net twice. The second period lasted a good fifteen minutes and was a bit carried away until Azpilicueta’s goal. A second performance in London that absolutely stunned LOSC and made the suspense go away.

The goals :

– Yilmaz places his penalty from the inside of the right foot to the left of Mendy, who started on the right (1-0, 38th).

– Launched into the back of the Lille defense by Jorginho, Pulisic crosses his attack with the right foot and finds the other side net (1-1, 45th + 3).

– Alonso wins his aerial duel with Djalo and controls Mount on the left side of the surface. The England attacking midfielder crosses the far post towards Azpilicueta, who scores with the knee (1-2, 71st).

COMMENTS from the players

Maxifoot has assigned a score (out of 10) of comments to each player.

Man of the match: Cesar Azpilicueta (7/10)

The Blues captain was the symbol of a zealous Chelsea team, performing an impeccable defensive job for Gudmundsson in his right lane, and full of success, the image of his knee goal that will enable the London club to qualify for the quarter-finals.


Lo Jardim (4): little asked in this encounter (1 stoppage), the Lille goalkeeper failed to be decisive on Chelsea’s two goals. It is often on a porter’s exploit that this kind of encounter can change…

Mehmet elik (5): The Turkish side put in a serious performance on the pitch for an hour. He was not particularly endangered by injury in his lane before coming out. Replace the 58th with Timothy Weah (not)who drops Azpilicueta on Chelsea’s second goal.

Jos Fonte (6): as so often the captain of Lille answered present. Sober and efficient, the Portuguese won all his aerial duels and succeeded in all his tackles in this section.

Sven Botman (6.5): A solid match for the LOSC central defender. Present in the duels and invaluable for cutting crosses in his area, the Dutchman delivered a very good hour of play before he left with an injury. Replace the 58th with Amadou Onana (no not)

Tiago Djal (6): Located on the left, the Lille defender put in a good first period. Serious in his interventions and always well placed, he stopped most of the opponent’s offensives. He was replaced on the right lane after Celik’s injury and was defeated by Alonso in his aerial duel for Chelsea’s second goal.

Jonathan Bamba (6): Very strong, the attacking midfielder from Lille made several differences on his side, such as his small number against an opposing defender before delivering a cross that delivered a header from Yilmaz just wide of the skylight. Replace the 77th with Angel Gomes (no not)

Benjamin Andr (4): As usual, the Lille midfielder did not spare his time in midfield to scrape balls into the opponent’s feet. Unfortunately, he was to blame for Chelsea’s equalizing goal by dropping the target on Pulisic to reach Jorginho. Bad inspiration…

Xeka (5): The Lille midfielder reacted present in the duels and planned well to support his attackers. He challenged Jorginho’s hand in the first period, after which he could have scored had his header failed to hit Mendy’s post.

Gabriel Gudmundsson (4): Lille’s left midfielder made some interesting accelerations at his side, but his crosses rarely found a taker. The Swede is quite passive about the Blues’ equalizing goal. Replace the 78th with Domagoj Bradaric (not not)

Burak Yilmaz (6): very enterprising, the Turk has tried a lot. First unsuccessfully on his shot against Thiago Silva and sent up his free kick; then successfully on his penalty giving the advantage to LOSC. His first since December 22. He could have been decisive again in the second half on his cross for Xeka, whose header hit the post.

Jonathan David (5): The Canadian striker is not decisive, but he has not died. He has continued to multiply calls to interfere with London’s defence. He was able to make the difference on his accelerations several times, but he was not where we expected him to be: in front of the goal. Replace the 77th with Hatem Ben Arfa (not not)


Edouard Mendy (5): Saved by Thiago Silva on an attack by Yilmaz, then through his post on a header by Xeka, the Chelsea goalkeeper didn’t have a chance to show off tonight. He starts on the right on a penalty from Yilmaz, but can’t stop the shot.

Andreas Christensen (not rated): Present in the duels, the Dane made a good start to the match. But he has to leave injured in the first period. Replace the 33rd with Trevoh Chalobah (4.5), who takes over a small bridge from David in his first game and causes the free kick that will yield the penalty for Lille. It was stronger then.

Thiago Silva (6.5): A game in full control for the Blues centre-back. The Brazilian calmly steered Lille’s attackers by letting his reading of the game speak for itself and deflected a dangerous shot from Yilmaz in the first period.

Antonio Rudiger (6): Solid in duels and intelligent in his positioning, the German central defender quietly controlled his game by cutting the passing lines on his left.

Csar Azpilicueta (7): Read the comment above.

N’Golo Kant (5): An overall average game for the French midfielder. He was, as always, very active in midfield recovering balls, but he was rather clumsy in his broadcasts.

Jorginho (6): The Italian midfielder was invaluable in keeping the ball and distributing the game during his team’s possession phases. If he commits a hand that offers the penalty to LOSC, he makes up for it by delivering a decisive Pulisic pass before the break. Replace the 74th with Ruben Loftus-Cheek (not not)

Mateo Kovacic (5): Present in the recovery and enterprising with the ball, the Croatian international made the difference in midfield for 45 minutes. Replace the 46th with Mason’s Mountain (6)who assists Azpilicueta.

Marcos Alonso (5): The Spaniard, positioned as a left sucker, played a solid game defensively. He was less prominent offensively, but it was still his aerial duel that he won against Djalo that allowed Mount Azpilicueta to serve in Chelsea’s second goal.

Kai Havertz (6): The German striker is not decisive in this section, but he was invaluable in possession and orientation. Only against Fonte and Botman did he not have it easy. Replace the 83rd with Hakim Ziyech (not)

Christian Pulisic (6.5): The American striker was restless and could have been decisive on a subtle pass that failed to take advantage of Havertz in the area. After all, he is just before halftime by scoring the goal that stuns Lille. Replace the 74th with Romelu Lukaku (not)

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LILLE 1-2 CHELSEA (interim: 1-1) – CHAMPIONS LEAGUE – 1/8th final
Stadium: Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille – Referee: Italy Davide Massa

goals : B. Yilmaz (38th, pen.) for LILLE – C. Pulisic (45+3rd) Azpilicueta (71st) for CHELSEA
Warnings G. Gudmundsson (43rd) Jos Fonte (90+4th)for LILLE – T. Chalobah (34th)for CHELSEA

LILLELo JardimJose FonteS. Botman (T. Weah, 58th)M. elik (A. Onana, 58th)Tiago DjalJ. Bamba (D. Bradaric, 78th)B.AndrXekaG. Gudmundsson (A. Gomes, 78th)B.YilmazJ. David (H. Ben Arfa, 77th)

CHELSEAE. MendyA. Christensen (T. Chalobah, 33rd)Thiago SilvaA. WriteAzpilicuetaMarcos AlonsoN.KantMr Kovacic (Mr Mount, 46th)Jorginho (R. Loftus-Cheek, 74th)K. Havertz (H. Ziyech, 83rd)C. Pulisic (R. Lukaku, 74th)

Yilmaz had given LOSC advantage on penalty (1-0, 38th)

Pulisic galis before the break (1-1, 45th + 3)

Azpilicueta gives Chelsea victory (1-2, 71st)