“We knew we had to suffer against Porto” – Chelsea player admits

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Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta has hailed Porto as a tough team and admits the Chelsea players knew they had to suffer against the Portuguese side.

Chelsea progressed to the semi-finals of the Champions League following a 2-1 aggregate victory over Porto despite a late consolation goal by the Portuguese side deep into injury time giving them a 1-0 win on the night.

“We knew that Porto are a tough team,” said our captain after the game. ‘

“They knocked out Juventus, they play with a lot of intensity, and we knew that we had to suffer, even though we had a very good result from the first leg.”

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