Pulisic, Blues Ride High in Leg 1

February 23, 2022 Pulisic, Blues Ride High in Leg 1

By: Carlos Alvarez

Champions League Knockouts: Chelsea Shut Out LOSC Lille (2-0), Juventus & Villareal Draw (1-1)

Another double-dose of Champions League drama took the pitch on Tuesday, and the holders walked away with a victory in Leg 1. Chelsea shut out LOSC Lille (2-0) despite the French side firing 15 shots. Kai Havertz (8’) opened the scoring before American star Christian Pulisic (63’) struck the knockout blow at Stamford Bridge. Over in Spain, Juventus jumped on Villareal early thanks to Dusan Vlahovic’s goal (1’) inside of the first minute. That was it for Juve, though. Villareal equalized in the second half before saving the draw. More action on the way this afternoon…


Yesterday’s Highlights

Chelsea def. LOSC Lille (2-0)

Juventus draw Villareal (1-1)


Today’s Schedule

Benfica vs. Ajax (3:00 pm ET)

Atletico Madrid vs. Man. United (3:00 pm ET)


Additional Storylines

Sky Sports: Havertz & Pulisic on Target as UCL Holders Take Control
The Athletic: 
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Calls for Russia to be Stripped of Hosting Champions League Final


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