Joe Cole spat bitterly at Mikhailo Mudrik.
Chelsea lost 0-1 to Dortmund in the first leg of the round of 16 of the 2022-23 season European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) held at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund, Germany at 5:00 am (Korean time) on the 16th. .
A tight match was played. The recent atmosphere was good for Dortmund. It was so-so until the World Cup break, but after that, they went on a winning streak in six official games. Chelsea, on the other hand, have not been able to get 안전놀이터out of the downward trend. It was difficult to find a place under manager Graham Porter’s system and recorded only one win in the last eight games. During this period, only 3 goals were revealed, showing poor attacking power. However, during the winter transfer market, a large number of freshmen came in and key players returned from injuries, so it was worth aiming for victory.
Backed by the tremendous support of the home fans, Dortmund, the ‘home team’, took the lead in the first half. They were ahead in both possession and number of shots, putting pressure on Chelsea. Although he gave Joao Felix a goal crisis, it was a game that could be expected in the second half.
It paid off in the second half. In the 18th minute of the second half, Karim Adeyemi, who received a penetrating pass from Rafael Guerreiro, overcame Enzo Fernandez’s pressure, passed Kepa Arrizabalaga, and cut Chelsea’s net with a concise shot.
Chelsea ‘legend’ Cole, who saw the scene, criticized Moudrik’s movement. “Mudrik needs some cussing,” he said.
“Offensive players often think to themselves, ‘Okay, if the ball goes off I can score right there. I put it. Fast-paced players sometimes lose their concentration,” he said, expressing regret at Moudrik’s judgment of the situation.
Chelsea, who allowed the lead, could not catch up. In the second half, he constantly knocked on Dortmund’s goal by attempting 16 shots, and in the last 20 minutes of the second half, he managed a one-sided game, but it was not enough to break through Dortmund’s defense.