Kai Havertz at last ended his target drought… but needed a aiding hand from VAR as Chelsea booked their location in the Champions League quarter-finals.
There was chaos and confusion at Stamford Bridge as the Blues were being awarded a penalty right after intervention from the video referees.
Cue anger from the Borussia Dortmund players, who had been sad with the penalty final decision against them, regardless of the ball clearly hitting the hand of Marius Wolf.
Havertz stepped up to choose the place-kick acquiring not scored given that January 15, 8 video games back.
His exertion arrived back again off the publish and the ball was subsequently cleared by a Dortmund defender.
The German forward experienced his fingers on his heads, but was provided a repreive.
Replays confirmed the Dortmund defender, who cleared the ball, was currently in the box right before Havertz experienced taken the penalty, and the Chelsea guy was allowed to retake.
He coolly stepped up and put it on the same side, offering the Blues the gain in the tie.
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That was Chelsea’s next intention, immediately after Raheem Sterling’s opener, to set them 2-1 up in the tie.
That goal controversy proved to be the decisive element as the Blues held on to win 2- in the match, and progress in the tie.
It ended Dortmund’s operate of 10 wins in a row as they withstood intensive stress.
Graham Potter’s side are now by to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.