In a largely uneventful match, Mehdi Taremi scored a stunning overhead kick goal but it was Chelsea who advanced to the semi-finals of the 20/21 edition of the UEFA Champions League courtesy of their first-leg win at Porto.
It was a feisty affair at the Bridge last night with a whopping 34 fouls taking place between the two sides. Christian Pulisic was especially targeted by the Porto players as the American suffered 11 fouls during the game, the most by a player since Lionel Messi against Real Madrid back in 2011 (Paul Carr).
It now appears that the anger perhaps brimmed over to the sidelines as well as both Chelsea and Porto camps were involved in a minor tussle following the full-time whistle at Stamford Bridge.
The broadcaster cameras also caught Thomas Tuchel taking absolutely no notice of Sergio Conceicao as the Porto manager started bellowing complaints at the German –
What Sergio Conceicao said about Tuchel
“I was insulted by this man who is next door,” claimed Conceicao when asked about his skirmish with Tuchel on the sidelines.
According to Portuguese outlet A Bola, the Porto boss further said, “my English is not perfect, there is no point in talking about it. There was no exchange of words because I was focused on the game, I don’t know why he reacted. But I didn’t understand it very well. I heard some insults, but it’s gone … it’s not pretty and my irritation, in the end, had to do with it. I didn’t even speak to him”.