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UEFA ChampionshipChelsea vs RB Salzburg: The Blues drop points yet again as the...

Chelsea vs RB Salzburg: The Blues drop points yet again as the Red bulls hold on to a draw

Chelsea vs RB Salzburg
UEFA Champions League
Group E
Stamford Bridge

Following a loss against Dinamo Zagreb under Tuchel, Chelsea needed a win. However, things didn’t go that way for the newly appointed manager.

The first half was dominated by Chelsea in terms of possession. However, the club were not able to score, as they failed to get shots on target.

Sterling was able to break the deadlock as the hosts opened the scoring. Chelsea were unable to find a second. However, their defence had to work hard to stop the odd chances.

One such attack which was finished by Okafor ended in the back of the net in the 75th minute. The remainder of the contest witnessed no further goals. As the fixture ended in a 1-1 draw.

Chelsea vs RB Salzburg: Match report

Full time score: Chelsea 1-1 Salzburg

Chelsea (3-4-2-1): Kepa; Azpilicueta (c) (Ziyech 81), Thiago Silva, Cucurella; James, Jorginho, Kovacic (Gallagher 81), Sterling (Pulisic 84); Mount, Havertz (Loftus-Cheek 66); Aubameyang (Broja 66).

Unused subs: Bettinelli, Chilwell, Chalobah, Fofana, Koulibaly, Chukwuemeka, Zakaria.

Scorer: Sterling 48

Booked: James 79

Salzburg (4-3-1-2): Kohn; Dedic, Bernardo, Pavlovic, Ulmer (c); Capaldo, Seiwald, Kjaergaard (Gourna-Douath h-t); Susic (Kameri 70); Sesko (Adamu 70), Okafor (Koita 85).

Unused subs: Mantl, Walke, Van Der Brempt, Piątkowski, Baidoo, Simic, Diarra.

Scorer: Okafor 75

Booked: Adamu 76, Pavlovic 77, Ulmer 78, Capaldo 89

Referee: Ivan Kruzliak from Slovakia.

Crowd: 38,818

Managers’ reaction

Matthias Jaissle, Salzburg coach: “The coaching staff, the whole club and I are really proud about the team’s performance today. We defended with passion and we were compact. We had to suffer because Chelsea are a top team and create a lot of chances. We’re happy with the point and now we’re flying back with big smiles on our faces.”

Graham Potter, Chelsea head coach: “We’re disappointed with the result. I thought the boys gave everything. We scored a good goal, but lost a bit in the second half but their goalkeeper has made some good saves.”

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