UCL: Chelsea defeat Dinamo Zagreb as Zakaria grabs debut goal, Chilwell injured

UCL: Chelsea defeats Dinamo Zagreb as Zakaria grabs debut goal, Chilwell injured
UCL: defeat as Zakaria grabs debut goal, Chilwell injured

Chelsea midfielder Denis Zakaria scored on his debut as the Blues ended their Champions League Group E campaign with a 2-1 win over at Bridge on Wednesday, winning the group and ending the Croatians’ European campaign.

finished the group with 13 points, three more than runners-up AC Milan, who defeated third-placed Red Bull 4-0. Dinamo finished last with four points, two points behind .


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Edouard Mendy, starting for the first time under Graham Potter, got off to a terrible start when, seven minutes after Bruno Petkovic gave the visitors the lead with a header, he had to pluck the ball out of the net.

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took advantage of Dino Peric’s slip 11 minutes later to cut inside and score with his left foot to bring back to even.

The Switzerland international Zakaria gave the Blues the lead on the half-hour mark with a brilliantly placed shot in his first game since coming on loan from Juventus on September 1. Mason Mount had done well to set up the chance.

In a worrying moment for England boss Gareth Southgate, Chelsea fullback Ben Chilwell pulled up with what appeared to be a hamstring injury in second-half injury time, hopping towards the dressing room helped by medical staff as the game finished 2-1.

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