London, UK (Weltexpress). In the round of the left over 16 that participate in the event which is colloquially called Kings Class or more correctly European Cup of the national champions the men’s team of FC Bayern München defeated at Stamford Bridge Stadium in the west of Greater London Chelsea FC 3:0 (0:0).
At the end of an eventful evening not “Blue … the Colour … here at the Bridge” as Chelsea fans sing, was up rising high, but red, the shirt colour of the team from Munich.
Serge Gnabry (51st and 54th) made two goals come true, both after an interaction with Robert Lewandowski. The Polish multi-millionaire, who earns his money in Munich, scored the third goal himself (76th).
The fact that there were no more in total and no goals were scored in the first half was due to the Chelsea goalkeeper Willy Caballero, who already thwarted three great chances of the guests in the first quarter of an hour (1st, 11th and 15th).
The opponent may be called Chelski Chanceless, but the four-man defense set up by FCB coach Hansi Flick, consisting of Alphonso Davies, David Alaba, Jérôme Boateng and Benjamin Pavard, did not only embarrass goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. And a better team well organized playing with better strikers would probably have used one or the other of the too many defensive mistakes to score.
I rate the likelihood of victory for the Londoners at the return leg in the nastily named “Kaiserklo” on a Munich garbage hill as low, and other connoisseurs and critics feel the same, especially since Marcos Alonso will also miss the game after a red card – and not only an injured service provider like N’Golo Kanté .
Chelsea FC: Caballero – James, Rüdiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta (76. Pedro), Alonso – Kovacic, Jorginho – Barkley (61. Willian), Mount – Giroud (61. Abraham), Bank: Kepa – Zouma, Gilmour – Emersom
FC Bayern München: Neuer – Pavard, Alaba, Boateng, Davies – Kimmich, Thiago (90th Goretzka), Müller – Gnabry (85th Tolisso), Lewandowski, Coman (66th Coutinho), Bank: Ulreich – Odriozola, Hernandez – Zirkzee
Goals: 0: 1 Gnabry (51.), 0: 2 Gnabry (54.), 0: 3 Lewandowski (76.)
Yellow cards: Thiago (45.), Jorghinio (49.), Joshua Kimmich (50.),
Red card: Marcos Alonso (83.)
Referee: Clément Turpin (France)
Christopher Prescott based on a text by Ralf-Rüdiger Okudera.