Mauricio Pochettino couldn’t smile despite his landslide victory in the first round.
Chelsea defeated Middlesbrough 6-1 in the second leg of the semifinal match of the English Football League Cup (EFL) at Stamford Bridge in London, England, at 5 a.m. on Monday (Korea time). With the victory, Chelsea advanced to the final with a combined score of 6-2 in the first and second legs.
Chelsea scored from the first half. In the 15th minute of the first half, Armando Broja, who received Raheem Sterling’s pass, fired a shot, which deflected off the opponent’s defense and scored the first goal. In the 29th minute of the first half, Enzo Fernandez, who received Broja’s pass this time, shook the net to complete the 2-0 score.
That wasn’t the end. Cole Palmer scored the decisive goal in the 36th minute after Sterling’s pass, and Axel Dish scored in the 42nd minute to take a 4-0 lead. Thus, Chelsea finished the first half with an overwhelming performance.
The flow of the second half was not much different either. Palmer and Noni Madueke, who received a pass from Connor Gallagher in the 32nd and 36th minutes of the second half, both shook Middlesbrough’s net. Later, they allowed the opposing striker a run, but failed to turn the game around and the match ended with a landslide 6-1 Chelsea victory 라바카지노.
Chelsea, which represents the shock 0-1 defeat in the first round, scored as many as six goals and achieved complete revenge, but Pochettino was not satisfied. He lost just one goal. In an interview after the match, Pochettino said, “I was really angry. We have to learn from that. We have to play until the end seriously. Sometimes it seems like you can’t finish a game and lose your concentration. It’s disappointing to lose a goal, but you have to take it as an opportunity to improve every moment.”