Borussia Dortmund gave one hell of a defensive performance against a Chelsea side that just couldn’t score
Borussia Dortmund boss Edin Terzic thought that luck was on their side in the 1-0 victory over Chelsea at Signal Iduna Park. Nonetheless, he saw no reason to apologize for their performance.
Defensive Dortmund ‘come out on the winning side’
Chelsea gave a dominant display at Signal Iduna Park. Atletico Madrid loanee Joao Felix started up front for the Blues but missed a couple of great chances. Dortmund added to Chelsea’s misery as they were undone by a 63rd-minute strike by Adeyemi. Dortmund’s shot-stopper Kobel also had a dominant performance, setting a record 7 saves in a single UCL match.
Terzic told DAZN: “It’s great to come out on the winning side.
“There was a little bit of luck involved and we had an exceptional goalkeeper.
“But there’s no need to apologise after winning at home against Chelsea in the last 16.
“What we really needed was longer periods of possession. We won the ball well in midfield a lot, but then gave it away again too cheaply.
“There were a lot of good things, too – the best of which is the result – but we know it’s not easy to play against Chelsea and we took a good step tonight.”
Both teams had plenty of shots on target but Chelsea’s efforts were more clinical as they had 8 shots on target against 2 from Dortmund.
“There was a little bit of luck involved and we had an exceptional goalkeeper.“
Dortmund keeper Kobel kept his 11th clean sheet of the season in his 23rd appearance. This is already one more than he did manage in the entirety of last season. BVB boss Terzic went on to sing Kobel’s praises at full time.
“I feel like we defended our goal well but made it a little too easy for them to get into the final third at times,” he added.
“If you saw how often we threw ourselves into challenges, how many shots we blocked, Chelsea have an incredible quality up front.
“But Gregor Kobel is in incredible form and we know when things get tight we can rely on him.”