Ben Chilwell scored a late goal in the second half as Chelsea took control of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie against Zaidu Sanusi’s FC Porto with a 2-0 first leg win.
Chilwel’s effort with five minutes left put Chelsea 2-0 up and effectively ended the tie after Mason Mount’s first half strike.
The result means Chelsea are well-placed to make the last four of Europe’s elite inter-club competition ahead of the return tie next Tuesday which will also be played in Spain at Sevilla’s Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium because of coronavirus travel restrictions between Portugal and the UK.
Elsewhere, Kylian Mbappe scored a brace as PSG exacted revenge against holders Bayern Munich for last season’s loss in the final.
The French striker took just three minutes to give PSG the lead through Neymar’s assist with the Brazilian also teeing up countryman Marquinhos to double the lead for the French champions midway through the first half.
Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting headed home to halve the deficit before half time and Thomas Muller headed home an equaliser after the break but Mbappe had the final say as he swept a low strike through Jerome Boateng’s legs late on to give PSG a third crucial away goal heading into the second leg.