Chelsea 0 Porto 1 LIVE REACTION: Blues reach Champions League semis with astute last-eight performance – updates

CHELSEA are through to their first Champions League semi-final for eight years despite a 1-0 loss to Porto in their quarter-final second leg.

  • RESULT: Chelsea 0 Porto 1
  • Chelsea XI: 16 Mendy; 28 Azpilicueta, 6 Silva, 2 Rudiger; 24 James, 5 Jorginho, 7 Kante, 21 Chilwell; 19 Mount, 29 Havertz, 10 Pulisic
  • Porto XI: 1 Marchesin; 18 Manafa, 3 Pepe, 19 Mbemba, 12 Sanusi; 17 Corona, 27 Oliveira, 8 Uribe, 16 Grujic, 25 Otavio; 11 Marega

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  • Kostas Lianos

    WHAT'S NEXT?

    Chelsea are through to the Champions League semi-finals thanks to a 2-1 aggregate over Porto.

    The Blues are now set to face off against either Real Madrid or Premier League rivals Liverpool in the next round.

    Real and the Reds lock horns tomorrow at Anfield with the reigning LaLiga champions leading 3-1 on aggregate.

    Zinedine Zidane's men won last week thanks to Vinicius Junior's brace and Marco Asensio's finish, but the reigning Premier League champions got an away goal with Mohamed Salah

  • Kostas Lianos

    SCREAMER

    Porto didn't go through to the Champions League semi-finals due to a 2-1 aggregate.

    But they did leave Chelsea something to remember them by, and it wasn't their 1-0 victory at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

    It was Mehdi Taremi's incredible overhead kick that led to the Dragons' win.

    Look at how well he picks up Nanu's cross, Cristiano Ronaldo would be proud!

  • Kostas Lianos

    FT: CHELSEA 0-1 PORTO

    Chelsea made it through to the Champions League semi-finals thanks to an aggregate of 2-1, despite losing to Porto at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.

    The Blues failed to produce any major chances but still qualified thanks to a calm and collected performance.

    Porto had a few chances to open the scoring throughout the match with Jesus Corona failing to hit the net even though he found himself in front of Edouard Mendy twice.

    Mehdi Taremi broke the deadlock on the third minute of stoppage time with a sensational overhead kick but it was too late by that time…

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  • George Moore

  • Kostas Lianos

    PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!

    AND THAT'S FULL-TIME IN SEVILLE!!!!!

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-1 PORTO

    90+4 PENALTY APPEAL

    Porto make a desperate call for a penalty but instead see Taremi getting booked with a yellow card for his complaining

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-1 PORTO

    90+3 Can it be…?

    Regardless of what happens, Porto just scored an incredible overhead goal!

    Nanu produces a fantastic cross and Taremi sends the ball to the back of the net with a stunning overhead kick that would make Cristiano Ronaldo proud!

  • Kostas Lianos

    GOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!

    TAREMI SCORES A FANTASTIC GOAL FOR PORTO!!!!!!!!

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    90+2 WHAT A CHANCE!

    Ziyech plays Pulisic with a fantastic ball and the Chelsea star gets in front of Marchesin.

    The winger gets the ball past the Porto goalkeeper but Nanu clears it!

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    90 SUBSTITUTION

    Giroud takes Havertz's place for the final four minutes of stoppage time

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    89 Chelsea are basically in the Champions League semi-finals and did so in comfortable fashion.

    They have lacked the big opportunity throughout the match but never really worried about qualifying to the final four

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    88 YELLOW CARD

    Diaz gets booked for pulling Pulisic down to the ground.

    Another silly challenge by a Porto player

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    86 SUBSTITUTION

    Ziyech comes on for Mount.

    It seems like Silva has returned to the pitch

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    84 CHANCE

    Taremi gets a back header and then Mbemba gets one of his own but the ball goes straight to Mendy's safe hands

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    84 SUBSTITUTION

    Porto make their final change as Vieira replaces Oliveira

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    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    82 YELLOW CARD

    Pepe becomes the third Porto player to find his way in the referee's book because of his complaining

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    80 Silva is down on the ground with what looks like a calf problem.

    It seems like the star defender will come off

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    78 As things stand, Porto are going to need a miracle to go through.

    It's almost full-time and we have only see one shot on target from the visitors!

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    75 SUBSTITUTION

    Porto manager Conceicao is going all out for it with a triple change!

    Nanu is on for Manafa, Evanilson replaces Marega, and Diaz comes on for Corona

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    74 YELLOW CARD

    Corona becomes the second Porto player to be booked following a silly challenge on Jorginho.

    The Dragons ace holds on to the Chelsea star's shirt and brings him down in front of the referee

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    72 Everyone now knows that Porto are after two goals just to take the tie on extra-time.

    But the Dragons have been passing the ball backwards more times than they have switched it forward throughout the game

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    70 CHANCE!

    Chelsea create more danger as Pulisic gets the ball inside the box and tries a shot that gets blocked by Pepe

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    68 Chelsea are looking really good on the ball mainly thanks to Jorginho's movement and passing in midfield.

    The Blues are very confident in the back without having to deal with many stressful attacks

  • George Moore

  • Kostas Lianos

    CHELSEA 0-0 PORTO

    65 CHANCE!

    Porto have become a lot more attack-minded ever since Taremi's introduction.

    The striker picks up a wonderful header, following a volley by Corona down the right flank, and forces an incredible lung by Mendy on his bottom left corner

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