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Champions League: ‘Azpilicueta was frightened’ – Tuchel opens up as Chelsea escape red card

Thomas Tuchel has opened up on penalty name in opposition to Cesar Azpilicueta in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday.

Hakim Ziyech’s first-half opener and Emerson Palmieri’s late effort secured a 3-0 mixture win for Thomas Tuchel’s facet

However Chelsea have been fortunate to not end the sport with 10 males.

Azpilicueta below hit a backpass in direction of his goalkeeper Edouard Mendy after which tugged Atletico’s Yannick Carassco’s waist to cease him from chasing the ball however the officers missed and no penalty was awarded.

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Pundits blamed the match officers for not recommending VAR verify on the incident and imagine the Spain defender ought to have despatched and penalty awarded Atletico.

Requested concerning the incident after the match, Tuchel stated “Is it a penalty? (Azpilicueta foul) Azpi obtained a bit frightened as a result of his ball was quick, I didn’t see it however was a bit frightened.”

His reply affirmed that the Blues have been fortunate to have gotten away with that call.

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Revealing his ways for the sport, the German added, “We all know if we can’t discover options with offensive play we are able to depend on our bodily sport.

“We have been completely not afraid to place it on a bodily stage if we don’t get offensive options.

“We loved the battle. The fellows have been completely on and sharp, we have been tremendous hungry to undergo.

“Quarter-final means there’s solely 4 video games – it’s an enormous step and feels wonderful.”

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