Chelsea conceded a extremity successful the 4th infinitesimal of stoppage clip to gully 3-3 astatine Zenit St Petersburg and driblet into a 2nd spot decorativeness successful its Champions League radical down Juventus this morning.
Juventus started the last circular of radical games level connected points with Chelsea and bushed Malmo 1-0 successful a crippled played astatine the aforesaid time.
Finishing 2nd means Chelsea volition play a radical victor successful the past 16, astir apt giving the defending champion a tougher task to advance.
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Champions League highlights: Zenit vs Chelsea
Magomed Ozdoev earned Zenit a constituent with a fierce, rising changeable from conscionable wrong the area, conscionable erstwhile it looked similar Timo Werner's 2nd extremity of the nighttime - successful the 85th infinitesimal - would beryllium guiding Chelsea to victory.
Zenit had already secured a 3rd spot decorativeness and a spot successful the Europa League knockout playoffs for the close to get into the past 16 of the 2nd tier competition.
Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel fielded a depleted lineup with his squad guaranteed to advance, but it inactive included what is wide seen arsenic the archetypal prime onslaught concern of Werner and Romelu Lukaku, who person some precocious returned to fittingness aft injuries.
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They combined to people each of the goals for Chelsea, who were trailing 2-1 heading into the last fractional hour.
Werner turned the shot location from adjacent scope astatine a country to springiness Chelsea the pb successful the 2nd infinitesimal but Zenit turned the crippled astir with goals from Claudinho successful the 38th and Sardar Azmoun successful the 41st.
Lukaku tapped into an bare nett successful the 62nd pursuing bully enactment by Werner, who played a one-two with Ross Barkley, for his archetypal Chelsea extremity successful astir 3 months.
Werner completed the comeback by shifting the shot onto his close ft conscionable wrong the country and shooting debased into the net.
He had a nervy hold portion video reappraisal checked for offside, but the extremity stood.
There was inactive time, though, for Ozdoev to drawback a precocious equaliser.
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