Chelsea FC reached the Champions League round of 16 ahead of schedule. The Londoners won very close in Rennes. DFB star Timo Werner played an important role in this, although he did not score.
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Chelsea FC with German international striker Timo Werner and Europa League winner FC Sevilla have reached the last sixteen of the Champions League ahead of schedule. Werner won with Chelsea on the fourth of six match days of Group E in Stade Rennes 2-1 (1-0) and can therefore no longer be driven from the first two places, like Sevilla, which at FK Krasnodar with 2-1 ( 1-0)).
After three wins and one draw, both teams have ten points to their name and they will win the group among themselves. The direct game will take place on December 2 in Spain. Krasnodar and Rennes (both one point) argue about who will make it to the intermediate round of the Europa League.
Rakitic scores against Krasnodar
Werner missed a great opportunity to lead Chelsea early, he shot far over the goal after a five-meter cross from the right (5th). Callum Hudson-Udoi (22nd) fared better. Werner also scored a goal (47th), but that didn’t count because of an offside position. Olivier Giroud (90 + 1) then headed Chelsea into the knockout stage after goalkeeper Alfred Gomis was unable to hold a shot from Werner and then landed the ball on the French.
German national player Kai Havertz was back in the selection for the first time after surviving the corona disease, he was substituted in the 76th minute. Antonio Rüdiger, on the other hand, sat on the bench. Ivan Rakitic (4th) and Munir (90th + 5) scored for Sevilla in Krasnodar, Wanderson (56th) achieved the intermediate equalizer.