Adeyemi scored in an outstanding individual performance (63) and gave the yellow-blacks an advantage for the second leg at Stamford Bridge. A goal by Thiago Silva (16) was disallowed with a host of misses by the Blues
Borussia Dortmund tonight (Wednesday) took a significant step towards the quarterfinals of the Champions League with an impressive 0:1 victory over Chelsea thanks to an amazing goal by Karim Adeyemi . The Yellow-Blacks looked better in the first half, and despite tremendous pressure from the Londoners in the second half, they managed to keep a clean sheet en route to an important lead ahead of the return leg next month at Stamford Bridge. An offensive line-up that included Julian Brandt,Karim Adeyemi and Sebastian Haller on the edge. Jude Bellingham received the captain’s armband in place of Marco Reus who started the game on the bench. On the other hand, Graham Potter gave the purchase players, Enso Fernandez, Joao Felix and Michail Modric the team shirt, with Ben Chilwell and Rhys James on the wings in defense. The game started at a good pace for the Germans, but it was precisely Thiago Silva who thought of the moment and put the Blues ahead in the 16th minute. Very quickly the referee and the linesman reacted when they saw that the stopper actually put the ball into the net with his hand, and the Brazilian saw a yellow card and his goal disallowed. Joao Felix added a big miss from outside the box and another kick to the crossbar in the 38th minute, Sebastian Haller missedFrom close range and Marius Wolff was close to scoring in a first half from zero. The second half started with a first situation by Rhys James who kicked a wonderful free kick that was well deflected by Gregor Koval. After another chance by the right defender that was deflected to the corner, Karim Adeyemi took advantage of a numerical disadvantage and went out on his own to burst, on the way he passed Anso Fernandez and in front of Kafe and rolled the ball into the net (63) in a spectacular advantage goal for the host. In the 78th minute, Kalidou Koulibaly’s kick was deflected not well enough, but Amera Jan was there and kept the ball off the line. The Blues continued to sit on the goal of the Swiss goalkeeper who succeeded time after time with a great performance to stop the attack of Potter including an amazing saveAnso Fernandez’s kick in added time on the way to an important home win.
Borussia Dortmund: Gregor Koval, Salih Ozcan, Niklas Zola, Nico Schluterback, Rafael Guerrero, Amre Jahn, Marius Wolff (Julian Ryerson, 73 ), Jude Bellingham, Julian Brandt, Karim Adeyemi (Beyno-Gitness, 79), Sebastian Haller (Anthony Modest, 68). Chelsea: Caffe, Reece James, Thiago Silva, Kalidou Coulibaly, Ben Chilwell (Marc Kokoria, 71), Enso Fernandez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Hakim Zeiss, Joao Felix, Mihailo Modric (Mason Mount, 71), Kai Habertz.
Results of Tuesday’s games: Paris Saint Germain – Bayern Munich 1:0 Milan – Tottenham 0:1