Kai Havertz penalty drama helps Chelsea edge past Borussia Dortmund

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If this was the night when Graham Potter’s great comeback began, the night when he truly arrived as Chelsea’s manager and connected with the fans, he will always look back fondly on Raheem Sterling’s unpredictable finishing confusing Borussia Dortmund and a fussy VAR handing Kai Havertz a second go at winning this tie from the penalty spot.

Perhaps it was inevitable that this team would not take the easy route to goal. Finishing remains an issue for Chelsea and at times it seemed their wastefulness would cost them again. That they were stronger than Dortmund was never in doubt. Yet there was no guarantee Chelsea were going to make their superiority count and, as the misses piled up during the first half, it was hard not to fear it was going to be a familiar tale of woe.

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Written by Jacob Steinberg at Stamford Bridge
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/mar/07/chelsea-borussia-dortmund-champions-league-last-16-match-report under the title “Kai Havertz penalty drama helps Chelsea edge past Borussia Dortmund”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.