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Chelsea got a 2-0 victory over Porto in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final clash, and it was a good result that took Chelsea closer to the next round.
In the second leg tie, it was an even tougher encounter at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, but Chelsea managed to scale through, despite a late stunning strike from Mehdi Taremi.
Speaking after the game, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel insisted that the team didn’t deserve to lose the game.
Tuchel told BT Sport after the 1-0 defeat in Seville: “We accepted what was needed was a tough, tough fight. Maybe on the television it was not so nice to watch but on the sidelines it was a very intense game, a very fast game.
“It was a tough fight and very hard to play against them to escape the pressure. They attack in a fluid and aggressive way. They change positions all the time. They come from behind, they overlap and you have to adapt to many movements. With every minute we did it better and better after a tough start.
“We defended well and deserved a clean sheet. We had the better chances – not a lot – but the better half chances. We could not finish it off with a goal so we had to hang in there and the guys did that. Overall we deserved to beat Porto. It was a tough 180 minutes.”