Salzburg 1-2 Chelsea: A night of stunning goals at Red Bull Arena as Blues victorious
Salzburg were defeated at home by Chelsea at Red Bull Arena on Tuesday. Salzburg were on the hunt for more points after a 1-1 draw against Dinamo Zagreb whilst Chelsea were coming from consecutive wins against AC Milan and AC Milan. Salzburg and Chelsea are 2nd, (6 points) and 1st, (10 points), in the table respectively, after 5 matches.
The Blues found the net first, when Mateo Kovacic gave them the lead, at 23 minutes and saw the first half out 1-0.
Salzburg started the second half with renewed vigour, with an early goal from Chukwubuike Adamu in the 49th minute. Chelsea in turn, then responded, 64 minutes in, grabbing the lead with an effort from Kai Havertz. The match ended with a 2-1 win for Chelsea.
Substitutions for Salzburg included Benjamin Sesko, Andreas Ulmer, Roko Simic and Dijon Kameri for Luka Sucic, Maximilian Wober, Noah Okafor and Chukwubuike Adamu, respectively. Chelsea brought on Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Cesar Azpilicueta, Armando Broja, Hakim Ziyech and Mason Mount, to replace Mateo Kovacic, Christian Pulisic, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Conor Gallagher and Raheem Sterling.
There were bookings for Luka Sucic from Salzburg, and Conor Gallagher and Kepa Arrizabalaga, for Chelsea.
Salzburg will next play AC Milan away, with Chelsea facing Dinamo Zagreb at home.
|FC Salzburg:||Philipp Kohn, Amar Dedic, Bernardo, Strahinja Pavlovic, Maximilian Wober (Andreas Ulmer, min.78), Nicolas Seiwald, Lucas Gourna-Douath, Luka Sucic (Benjamin Sesko, min.61), Maurits Kjaergaard, Chukwubuike Adamu (Dijon Kameri, min.82) and Noah Okafor (Roko Simic, min.78)|
|Chelsea:||Kepa Arrizabalaga, Trevoh Chalobah, Thiago Silva, Marc Cucurella, Christian Pulisic (Cesar Azpilicueta, min.75), Mateo Kovacic (Ruben Loftus-Cheek, min.68), Jorginho, Raheem Sterling (Mason Mount, min.89), Conor Gallagher (Hakim Ziyech, min.88), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Armando Broja, min.75) and Kai Havertz|
|Stadium:||Red Bull Arena|
|Goals:||Mateo Kovacic (0-1, min. 23), Chukwubuike Adamu (1-1, min. 49) and Kai Havertz (1-2, min. 64)|