Chelsea Reached the Quarter Finals, Graham Potter Sets a Record in the Champions League
Chelsea coach Graham Potter celebrates his team’s victory over Borussia Dormund, Wednesday (8/3/2023) Photo: Reuters/Peter Cziborra
LONDON – Chelsea managed to win over Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the last 16 of the 2022/2023 Champions League. Coach The Blues – nicknamed Chelsea, Graham Potter set a record in the event.
The match took place at Stamford Bridge Stadium, Wednesday (8/2/2023) in the morning WIB. Chelsea managed to win 2-0 over Borussia Dortmund.
Raheem Sterling managed to put Chelsea ahead in the first half after his shot in the 43rd minute was unable to be stopped by Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Alexander Meyer. Then, Kai Havertz’s penalty kick in the 53rd minute closed the Blues’ victory.
These results made Chelsea advance to the quarter-finals of the 2022/2023 Champions League, after winning a 2-1 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund. Even though they lost 0-1 to Die Borussen -Borussia Dortmund’s nickname, the Blues managed to turn things around to advance to the quarter-finals.
Quoting Opta, Wednesday (8/3/2023), Graham Potter became the second coach from England to win five Champions League wins in one season. While Bobby Robson was the first English coach to do so with Newcastle United in 2002/2003.
2 – Graham Potter has become just the second English manager to win five UEFA Champions League games in a single season, after Bobby Robson with Newcastle in 2002-03 (5). Revival. #UCL pic.twitter.com/1BJ6k615tv
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 7, 2023
Meanwhile, after the match, Graham Potter could not express his joy after Chelsea advanced to the quarter-finals of the 2022/2023 Champions League. He explained that playing pressing was the key to The Blues’ success over Borussia Dortmund.
“I’m not sure how I feel, to be honest. There are a lot of emotions in my body,” said Potter quoted from the official UEFA website.
“It’s important for us to put pressure on them, not let them pile up, and try to get the crowd with us. Make a few tackles, win the ball back high so you can attack them when they get a bit off. It’s not easy to do because they are a top team.”