Chelsea, the defending champion, honored its guest, Juventus, with a clean four, on Tuesday, in the fifth penultimate round of Group H competitions, and accompanied him to the playoffs of the European Champions League.
He alternately scored the quadruple of defending champion Trevo Chalobah (25), Reese James (56), Callum Hudson-Odoi (58), and Germany’s Timo Werner (90 + 5).
Chelsea raised its score to 12 points and topped the group with two direct matches against the old lady’s team, which had guaranteed its qualification.
The London team avenged its loss in the first leg in Turin, with the goal of Federico Chiesa.
Chelsea opened the scoring in the 25th minute, when Chalobah met a corner inside the area and hit it hard into the net. This goal sparked controversy, as it appeared that there was a handball from German Antonio Rudiger, but the referee did not return to the video technology (VAR).
Juventus’ first chance came in the second minute of stoppage time in the first half, after Chiesa passed the ball to Uruguayan Rodrigo Bentancur in front of the penalty area, and the latter shot it next to the left post.
In the second half, Chelsea continued to excel in attack, and James reinforced the second goal after receiving a ball deflected by mistake from the defense and hitting it powerfully in the goal (56).
Hudson-Odoi doubled the score for the Londoners with a third goal, after a state of chaos inside the Juventus penalty area, so the ball reached Moroccan Hakim Ziyech, who passed it to Odoi to put it in the net (58).
From a defensive error, Ziyech managed to get the ball in the left hallway and crossed it, and Werner shot it close to the goal, to conclude the goals festival (90 + 5).
In another match that became marginal with Chelsea’s victory, Sweden’s Malmo tied with Russia’s Zenit St Petersburg, with a goal for the same.
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